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The Mukne Dynasty

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1865 - 1905 Meherban Shrimant Raja Patangshah IV Vikramshah Mukne, Godharma Pratipalak, Raja of Jawhar. b. 30th April 1854, as Shrimant Malharrao Madhavrao Mukne, son of Shrimant Madhavrao Devbarao Mukne, educ. Poona High Sch. Adopted by Sakal Soubhagyavati Sampanna Shrimant Rani Lakshmibai Sahiba, widow of the late Raja Vikramshah IV Patangshah Mukne, and proclaimed as ruler of Jawhar as Raja Patangshah IV Vikramshah Mukne, at the Nagarkhana, Jawhar, 24th July 1865. Recognised and invested by the British authorities, at Poona, 29th October 1866. Formally installed at the Rajabhisek ceremony, at the Nagarkhana, Jawhar, 28th March 1867. Reigned under the Regency of his adoptive grandmother, Rani Gopikabai, until her death in 1875, and thereafter under the direct management of the British Political Agent until he came of age. Invested with full ruling powers, at the Nagarkhana, Jawhar, 22nd January 1877. Received a sanad of adoption, 23rd June 1890. An enlightened ruler, who built the first schools and dispensaries and installed a modern system of revenue collection, justice and public administration in the state. Rcvd: Prince of Wales's (1875), KIH (1877), and Delhi Durbar 1903) gold medals. m. at Jawhar, 20th April 1874, Sakal Soubhagyavati Sampanna Shrimant Rani Saraswatibai Sahiba (d. from phthisis, at Jawhar, 31st January 1898), daughter of Mahad Khan, patil of Kalusta, near Igatpuri, in the Thana district of the Bombay Presidency. He d. at the Nagarkhana, Jawhar, 27th January 1905, having had issue, two sons and one daughter:
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1905 - 1917 Meherban Shrimant Raja Krishnashah V Patangshah Mukne, Godharma Pratipalak, Raja of Jawhar. b. at the Nagarkhana, Jawhar, 19th November 1879, as Shrimant Yuvraj Ganpatrao Malharrao Mukne [Bala Sahib], elder son of Meherban Shrimant Raja Malharrao Patangshah IV Vikramshah Mukne, Godharma Pratipalak, Raja of Jawhar, by his wife, Sakal Soubhagyavati Sampanna Shrimant Rani Saraswatibai Sahiba, educ. at Elphinstone Middle and High Schs., Bombay. Succeeded on the death of his father 27th January 1905. Formally installed at the Rajabhisek ceremony, at the Nagarkhana, Jawhar, 19th May 1905. A learned and gifted ruler who promoted education and literacy by building several schools within his state, and sponsored gifted subjects to further their studies in Bombay, Poona and elsewhere. Attended the Imperial Coronation Durbars at Delhi in 1903 and 1911. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar gold medals (1903 and 1911). m. at the Nagarkhana, Jawhar, 7th May 1898, Sakal Soubhagyavati Sampanna Shrimant Rani Radhabai Sahiba (b. at Ajnup, Thana, Bombay Presidency, 1883; d. at the Nagarkhana, Jawhar, 10th January 1925), a lady from the Ghares family of Ajnup, in the Thana district of the Bombay Presidency. He d.s.p.m. from Bright's disease, at Karadoho, 16th November 1917 (crem. at Jawhar on the following day), having had issue, an only daughter:
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1918 - 1927 Meherban Shrimant Raja Vikramshah V Patangshah Mukne, Godharma Pratipalak, Raja of Jawhar. b. at the Nagarkhana, Jawhar, 17th November 1885, as Shrimant Martandrao Malharrao Mukne [Bhau Sahib], second son of Meherban Shrimant Raja Patangshah IV Vikramshah Mukne, Godharma Pratipalak, Raja of Jawhar, by his wife, Sakal Soubhagyavati Sampanna Shrimant Rani Saraswatibai Sahiba, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, 16th November 1917. Installed on the gadi at the Nagarkhana, Jawhar, 15th April 1918. Cmsnd as temp Hon 2nd-Lieut ILF 24/5/1918, relinq cmsn 29/5/1922. Granted a permanent salute of 9-guns, in reward for the state's services during the Great War, 1st January 1921. Formally installed at the Rajabhisek ceremony, at the Nagarkhana, Jawhar, 16th May 1938. A wise and distinguished ruler, who accomplished much during his brief rule, building modern government offices and quarters, roads and schools, constructing wells & irrigation works, and granting mulki rights to landholders. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver medals (1903 and 1911), and IGSM (1919). m. (first) Shrimant Soubhagyavati Mahalsabai Raje Sahiba (d. from complications after childbirth, at the Nagarkhana, Jawhar, 1st June 1915). m. (second) at Jawhar, 6th March 1916, Sakal Soubhagyavati Sampanna Shrimant Rani Sagunabai Raje Sahiba (d. from anaemia, at the Nagarkhana, Jawhar, 6th July 1926), a lady from the Nadge family of Washale, in the Thana district of the Bombay Presidency. He d. from apoplexy, at Karadoho, 10th December 1927 (crem. at Jawhar on the following day), having had issue, two sons and one daughter:
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1927 - [1978] H.H. Maharaja Shrimant Patangshah V Vikramshah Mukne, Godharma Pratipalak, Raja of Jawhar. b. at Jawhar, 11th December 1917, as Shrimant Yeshwantrao Martandrao Mukne, younger son of Meherban Shrimant Raja Vikramshah V Mukne, Godharma Pratipalak, Raja of Jawhar, by his second wife, Sakal Soubhagyavati Sampanna Shrimant Rani Sagunabai Raje Sahiba, educ. Rajkumar Coll., Rajkot and Blundell's Sch., Tiverton, Devon. Became Heir Apparent with the title of Yuvraj Sahib, 1917. Succeeded on the death of his father, 10th December 1927. Reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, at the Nagarkhana, Jawhar, 16th January 1938. Formally installed at the Rajabhisek ceremony, at Jawhar, 26th May 1938. Cmsnd. as Officer Cadet IAFVR 1941, prom. Pilot Officer (E.C.) and served in WW2 1942-1944, prom. Hon. Flight-Lieut. 1944. Assumed the title of Maharaja. Signed the instrument of accession to the Dominion of India, August 1947. Merged his state into the Bombay Presidency on 19th March 1948, with effect from 10th June 1948. Granted the hereditary style of His Highness, 1st January 1948. MP (Lok Sabha) for Bombay-Thana 1952-1956 and Dahanu- Saurashtra 1962-1971, and MLA in the Maharashtra state assembly 1967-1971. The GOI amended the Indian Constitution to remove his position as a "ruler" and his right to receive privy-purse payments, 28th December 1971. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron. (1937), 39/45 star, War, India Service (1945), and Indian Independence (1948) medals. m. at Jath, 8th May 1938, H.H. Sakal Soubhagyavati Sampanna Shrimant Rani Priyamwada Raje Sahiba (b. at Jath, 30th August 1915), née Shrimant Rajkumari Kamala Bai Sahib Dafle, youngest daughter of Meherban Shrimant Ramrao Amritrao [Aba Sahib] Dafle, Desmukh of Jath, by his wife, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Bhagirathi Bai Raje Sahib Dafle [Putala Bai], second daughter of Meherban Shrimant Shahaji III Raje [Baba Sahib] Bhonsle, Raja of Akalkot. He d. 4th June 1978, having had issue, one son and two daughters:
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[1978 - 1992] H.H. Maharaja Shrimant Digvijaysinhrao Yeshwantrao Mukne, Godharma Pratipalak, Raja of Jawhar. b. at Jath, 5th January 1940, only son of H.H. Maharaja Shrimant Patangshah V Vikramshah Mukne, Godharma Pratipalak, Raja of Jawhar, by his wife, H.H. Sakal Soubhagyavati Sampanna Shrimant Rani Priyamwada Raje Sahiba, educ. Rajkumar Coll., Rajkot. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Jawhar, 4th June 1978. m. H.H. Sakal Soubhagyavati Sampanna Shrimant Rani Indiraraje Sahiba, sister of Sardar Fathesinh Rane, and daughter of Shrimant Ranojirao Satrojirao Rane, of Sankli (Sanquelim), in Goa. He d. at Jawhar, 22nd October 1992, having had issue, one son and one daughter:
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[1992] H.H. Maharaja Shrimant Mahendrasinhrao Digvijaysinhrao Mukne, Raja of Jawhar. b. at Poona, 9th July 1964, only son of H.H. Maharaja Shrimant Digvijaysinhrao Yeshwantrao Mukne, Godharma Pratipalak, Raja of Jawhar, by his wife, H.H. Sakal Soubhagyavati Sampanna Shrimant Rani Indira Raje Sahiba, educ. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Jawhar, 22nd October 1992. m. H.H. Sakal Soubhagyavati Sampanna Shrimant Rani Vasundraraje Sahiba, née Devkar, from Jath. He has issue, two sons:
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