INDORE

The Holkar Dynasty

GENEALOGY

Malhaba Holkar, Patel of Holmoram
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Gopalji
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Bhawanji
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Khandoji
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Mahadji
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Santoji
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Kashiba
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Malharji
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Bapuji
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Tukaji
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Banaji alias Malhaji Holkar
(with whom we treat)

Shrimant Banaji alias Malhaji Holkar. He had issue, three sons:
  • 1) Shrimant Bahirji alias Mahadji Holkar. He had issue:
    • a) Shrimant Tewarji Holkar. He had issue:Copyright© Christopher Buyers
      • i) Shrimant Biraji Holkar. He had issue:
        • (1) Shrimant Tanuji Holkar. He had issue, three sons:
          • (a) Shrimant Mahadji Holkar. He had issue, three sons:
            • (i) Shrimant Sardar Babuji Holkar (same as Bapuji?). An adherent of Raghunathrao. Fl 1778-1780.
            • Shrimant Sardar Bapuji Holkar (same as Babuji?). Snr Counsellor to Tukojiro and cdr of his forces in Rajputana. He served under his uncle with great distinction, inflicting a tremendous defeat over the British at the Battle of Wargaon in Januaary 1779, forcing them to sue for peace and surrender Raghoba. He joined in the invasion of Tipu’s territories in 1786, annexing Navalgund, Gadag, Sirhatti, Sunsi, New Hubli and Old Hubli. Special Envoy for the settlement of differences with Scindia in 1792. Later an adherent of Khasi Rao Holkar, whom he served as Bakshi 1793-1799. Shrimant Banaji Holkar.
            • (ii) Shrimant Banaji Holkar.
            • (iii) Shrimant Sardar Rao Sahib Mahipat Rao Holkar. One of the party of sardars who espoused the cause of Khasi Rao Holkar, and attempted to release him from confinement. Subsequently proclaimed as their head and intended sovereign by the Kandesh Patans under Dadan Khan, following the murder of Khasi Rao before 16th February 1808. Attacked and defeated by the British when they invaded the Nizam’s territory and threatened Poona with depredations. Mahipat escaped capture, but thereafter fell into obscurity.
          • (b) Shrimant Sardar Tukojirao I Holkar IV Subadar Bahadur, Subadar of the Holkar Domains - see below.
          • (c) Shrimant Santoji Holkar. He had issue, one son:
            • (i) Shrimant Bhikaji Holkar.
  • 2) Shrimant Gobindji Holkar. He had issue:
    • a) Shrimant Gangaji Holkar. He had issue:
      • i) Shrimant Haluji Holkar. He had issue:
        • (1) Shrimant Biraji Holkar. He had issue:
          • (a) Shrimant Bakarji Holkar [Bapu Sahib]. He had issue, three sons:
            • (i) Shrimant Paraji Holkar. He had issue:
              • 1. Shrimant Baharaji Holkar.
            • (ii) Shrimant Buwaji Holkar. He had issue:
              • 1. Shrimant Sardar Bapu Sahib Holkar, of Barria. He had issue, three sons:
                • a. H.H. Maharajadhiraj Raj Rajeshwar Sawai Shri Martandrao Holkar VIII Bahadur, Maharaja of Indore - see below.Copyright© Christopher Buyers
                • b. Shrimant Sardar Vithoba Holkar.
                • c. Shrimant Sardar Buajirao Holkar.
              • 2. Shrimant Tukaram Holkar.
              • 3. Shrimant Sardar Gandharerao Holkar [Bhau Sahib]. He d. 19th May 1859, having had issue, three sons:
                • a. Raja Shrimant Sir Kashirao Holkar [Dada Sahib], KCSI (31.12.1875). b. at Neuguradia, near Mhow, 17th March 1832, educ. privately. Chief Officer of the Shagird Pesha, Household Officer 1849-1886, Joint Minister 1886. Performed personal services during the Indian Mutiny in 1857, receiving public recognition by the Viceroy, Lord Canning, in open durbar, 14th January 1861. Rcvd: KIH silver medal (1877). m. five wives, including (first) Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Anandibai Sahib. m. (third) Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Lakshmibai Sahib. He d. 10th May 1902, having had issue, one son and one daughter:
                  • i. Kumar Narayanrao Holkar. b. before 19th March 1863 (s/o Lakshmi Bai), educ. Daly Coll, Indore. He d.s.p. before 3rd April 1886. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
                  • ii. Shrimant Gautamabai Sahib Holkar (d/o Anandi Bai).
                • Sir Kashirao, also adopted a son and heir from a distant branch of the family, after the death of his son:
                  • iii. Shrimant Sardar Ganpatrao Holkar [Bhaiya Sahib]. Adopted by Sir Kashirao, 17th March 1894. He d. of the plague at Bhagora, 24th September 1906, when his widows adopted a son and heir on his behalf:
                    • 1a. Shrimant Sardar Malharrao Holkar. b. 1895, educ. Daly Coll, Indore, and in England. Adopted by the widows of Ganpatrao, 13th April 1907. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver medal (1911). He d. after 1951, having had issue, three sons:
                      • 1b. Shrimant Sardar Prataprao Holkar. b. March 1922.
                      • 2b. Shrimant Sardar Narhanrao Holkar.
                      • 3b. Shrimant Sardar Shivnarayanrao Holkar.
                • b. Kumar Mulhajirao [Malhar Rao] Holkar, adopted by H.H. Maharani Krishranabai Maji Sahiba, and ascended the gadi as H.H. Maharajadhiraj Raj Rajeshwar Sawai Shri Sir Tukojirao II Holkar XI Bahadur, Maharaja of Indore – see below.
                • c. Raja Shrimant Parajirao Holkar [Raja Sahib]. He had issue, an only son:
                  • i. Shrimant Sardar Shankarrao Holkar. He d.s.p. having adopted son and heir:
                    • 1a. Shrimant Ramchandra Shankarrao Holkar [Bhahu Sahib]. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver medal (1911).
  • 3) Shrimant Heluji Holkar. He had issue, four sons:
    • a) Shrimant Khandoji Holkar, of Vir. m. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Jiwaji Bai, a sister of Shrimant Sardar Bhojirajrao Bargal, of Talode, in the Khandesh district. He d. 1697, having had issue, two sons:
      • i) Shrimant Sardar Malharrao I Holkar I Subadar Bahadur, Subadar of the Holkar Domains - see below.
      • ii) Shrimant Sardar Pirbhuji Holkar. He was k. in battle with Raja Udwat Singh Bundela, in Orchha, before 24th June 1732.
    • b) Shrimant Kashiba Holkar. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
    • c) Shrimant Santoji Holkar, of Mandagaon, Deccan. He had issue, one son:
      • i) Shrimant Manaji Holkar, of Durjanpur. An adherent of Kashi Rao Holkar. He had issue, three sons:
        • (1) Shrimant Vithaji Holkar.
        • (2) Shrimant Mukhtarji Holkar. He had issue, two sons:
          • (a) Shrimant Malharji Holkar. He had issue, one son:
            • (i) Shrimant Pandoba Holkar, of Mandgaon.
          • (b) Shrimant Anandrao Holkar, of Jallein. He had issue, a son:
            • (i) Kumar Mahipat Rao Holkar. A candidate for adoption put forward by Amanbai [Emabai] Sahib and Maharani Larabai in December 1811, but actually at the instigation of Scindia’s agent Jatiba Mania. The insurrection in his favour was crushed by Nawab Ghafur Khan of Jaora and Raja Rana Zalim Singh of Kotaa. The two ladies murdered, and the prince put to flight to Khandesh. He gathered a small band of followers and returned to assert his claims in the following year, but was utterly defeated and forced to flee.
        • (3) Shrimant Tukoji Holkar. He had issue, one son:
          • (a) Shrimant Ithoba [Ektoji] Holkar. He had issue, three sons:
            • (i) Shrimant Sardar Nanajirao Holkar, of Mandgaon.
            • (ii) Shrimant Sardar Bapujirao Holkar, of Jotsikhera. He had issue, one son:
              • 1. H.H. Maharajadhiraj Raj Rajeshwar Sawai Shri Khanderao Holkar X Bahadur, Maharaja of Indore - see below.
            • (iii) Shrimant Sardar Santojirao Holkar. He had issue, two sons:
              • 1. Shrimant Sardar Mukhtajirao Holkar. b. 1834.
              • 2. Shrimant Yeshwantrao [Tukarji] Holkar.
    • d) Shrimant Sardar Rorji Holkar. Amil of Kaitha.
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