GWALIOR

The Scindia Dynasty

GENEALOGY

Mahadji Scindia, Patil of Kanherkheda
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Pattu
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Hangoji
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Changoji
(with whom we treat)

Shrimant Changoji Scindia, Patil of Kanherkheda. He had issue, two sons:
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1731 - 1745 Shrimant Sardar Ranoji Rao Scindia Bahadur, Subedar of Malwa, son of Shrimant Jankoji Scindia, Patil of Kanherkheda, in Satara. Succeeded on the death of his father as Patil of Kanherkheda, a village in the Satara district. He entered the Maratha service allegedly as a slipper bearer to Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao, who later appointed him to a command in his Paigarh (bodyguard), from which he rose to the first rank among the sardars. During the invasion and conquest of Malwa in 1723, Ranoji served as one of the three most senior commanders under Balaji. He acquired a considerable territory and possessions as part of the Malwa settlement in 1731, and became Subedar of that province in 1736. Established his seat at Ujjain in 1731, which remained the capital of the Scindias until 1810. A distinguished soldier throughout his life, he took part in all the major Maratha campaigns of his day, including Delhi in 1736 and Bassein in 1739. m. (first) in the Deccan, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Nimbabai Sahib Scindia alias Mainabai Sahib, a woman of his own tribe. m. (second) ca. 1727, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Chima Sahib Scindia, a Rajput lady of Malwa. He d. at Shujalpur, Malwa, 19th July 1745, having had issue, five sons.
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1745 - 1755 Meherban Shrimant Sardar Jayappaji Rao Scindia Bahadur [Jayappa Dada Sahib]. b. ca 1720, eldest son of Shrimant Sardar Ranoji Rao Scindia Bahadur, Subedar of Malwa, by his first wife, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Nimbabai Sahib Scindia alias Mainabai Sahib, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father as Sardar of the Scindias, 19th July 1745. Appointed as C-in-C of the Maratha forces, February 1746. m. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sakhubai Sahib. He was k. by two Rathore Rajput adherents of Maharaja Bijai Singh of Jodhpur, before the walls of Nagore, in Rajasthan, 25th July 1755, having had issue, two sons and one daughter:
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1755 - 1761 Meherban Shrimant Sardar Jankoji Rao Scindia Bahadur, younger son of Meherban Shrimant Sardar Jayappaji Rao Scindia Bahadur [Jayappa Dada Sahib], by his wife, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sakhubai Sahib. b. 1745, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 25th July 1755. Reigned under the Regency of his uncle, Dattaji, until the latter's death, 10th January 1760.  He was captured and k. after the battle of Panipat, 15th January 1761.
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1761 - 1763 Interregnum.
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1763 - 1764 Meherban Shrimant Sardar Kadarji Rao Scindia Bahadur [Raolji Sahib], son of Shrimant Sardar Tukoji Rao Scindia [Baba Sahib], and grandson of Shrimant Sardar Ranoji Rao Scindia Bahadur, Subedar of Malwa, educ. privately. Recognised by the Peshwa as the Sardar of the Scindias, 25th November 1763, but he refused to accept the position. Remained nominal Sardar until the appointment of Manaji, 10th July 1764.
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1764 - 1768 Meherban Shrimant Sardar Manaji Rao Scindia Bahadur, grandson of Meherban Shrimant Sardar Sabaji Scindia, educ. privately. Recognised by the Peshwa as the Sardar of the Scindias, 10th July 1764.
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