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
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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, an officer in the service of Balaji Biswanth. Raised as a playmate of Bajirao, 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). Having fought with distinction at the Battle of Sakharkheda and been wounded at Amzera, he rose to the first rank among the sardars in the Peshwa’s army. During the invasion and conquest of Malwa in 1723, Ranoji served as one of the three most senior commanders under Balaji. Granted an equal share in the revenues from the Maratha possessions in southern Malwa by the Peshwa, and formally invested with the joint government alongside Holkar, at Poona, 2nd November 1731 (confirmed as 35% of the total revenues 20th December 1731). Established his seat at Ujjain in 1735, 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 [Mainabai Sahib], a lady from his own tribe. m. (second) ca. 1727, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Chimabai Sahib Scindia, a Rajput lady from Malwa. He d. at Shujalpur, Malwa, 19th July 1745, having had issue, three sons and four daughters by his first wife and two sons and three daughters by his second wife:
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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. Received a grant for the parganas Adilabad and Lohari 1754. m. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sakhubai Sahib (d. after 1791). 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 four daughters:
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1755 - 1761 Meherban Shrimant Sardar Jankoji Rao Scindia Bahadur [Baba Sahib], younger son of Meherban Shrimant Sardar Jayaji 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. m. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Kashibai Sahib Scindia. 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, Patil of Kanherkheda, by his wife, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Lakshmibai Sahib Scindia. Recognised by the Peshwa as the Sardar of the Scindias, 25th November 1763, but he refused to assume the position. Remained nominal Sardar until the appointment of Manaji, 10th July 1764. Subsequently served under his brother, Mahadji, as his first officer. m. (first) Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Anandibai Sahib Scindia, daughter of Sabaji Supekar. m. (second) Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sakubai Sahib Scindia. He d. after 30th January 1778.
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1764 - 1768 Meherban Shrimant Rajashri Manaji Rao Scindia Bahadur [Manaji Phakde], grandson of Meherban Shrimant Sardar Sabaji Scindia [Sahebji], of the senior line of the Scindia family of Kanherkheda, who was ousted from Peshawar and Lahore by Ahmad Shah Abdali in August 1759 (Sabaji had a son, Bayaji Scindia [Bayajibaba]. Recognised by the Peshwa as the Sardar of the Scindias at the request of Sakhubai, widow of Jayappa, 10th July 1764. Deposed in favour of Mahadji Scindia, 18th January 1768. Cdr of 10,000 horse in the army of the Peshwa , who defected to Hyder ‘Ali at the Battle of Raravi in December 1777. One of only three heroes in the Maratha annals to earn the suffix of Phakde, for his many acts of gallantry and courage in the face of the enemy. He d. January 1800, having had issue, a son:
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