KOLHAPUR

The Bhonsle Dynasty

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1822 - 1838 H.H. Shrimant Rajashri Shahaji III Chhatrapati Maharaj [Buwa Sahib], Raja of Kolhapur. b. 22nd January 1802, second son of H.H. Shrimant Rajashri Shahu Shivaji III Chhatrapati Maharaj, Raja of Kolhapur, by his fourteenth wife, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Kamaljabai Sahib Maharaj Bhonsle, educ. privately. Installed as Regent for his infant nephew, 17th July 1821. Succeeded on the death of his nephew and ascended the gadi on the same day, 3rd January 1822. Granted a personal salute of 21-guns in 1827. m. (first) H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Ambikabai Sahib Maharaj Bhonsle (d. before 1828), daughter of Shrimant Sardar Appajirao Naik Nimbalkar, of Wathar. m. (second) H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sakwarbai Sahib Maharaj Bhonsle, daughter of Shrimant Rajashri Daulatrao Mohite, Hambirrao. m. (third) H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sagunabai Sahib Maharaj Bhonsle (she starved herself to death when forbidden from committing sati by the British authorities, after 6th December 1838), née Shrimant Babai Shirke, daughter of Shrimant Jivanrao Shirke. m. (fourth) ca. 1827 H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Anandibai Sahib Maharaj Bhonsle (d. at Kolhapur, 1853), née Shrimant Tarabai Sahib Patankar, daughter of Shrimant Sardar Jotyajirao Patankar, by his wife, the daughter of Meherban Shrimant Sardar Haibatrao Gaekwad, Vishwasrao. m. (fifth) H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Rajasbai Sahib Maharaj Bhonsle, daughter of Shrimant Manyajirao Khanvalkar. m. (sixth) H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Narmadabai Sahib Maharaj Bhonsle (d. at Kolhapur, February 1831), daughter of Meherban Shrimant Madhavrao Ghatge, Sarjerao. m. (seventh) H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Umabai Sahib Maharaj Bhonsle (d. before 1830), daughter of Meherban Shrimant Chiranjiva Rajashri Yeshwantrao Ghatge, Sarjerao, Chief of Kagal (Junior) by his wife Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Aubai [Akka Sahib] Maharaj Ghatge, eldest daughter of H.H. Shrimant Raja Shahu Shivaji II Bhonsle Chhatrapati Maharaj, Raja of Kolhapur. m. (eighth) H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Kamalabai Sahib Maharaj Bhonsle, daughter of Shrimant Sardar Manyajirao Ingle. He d. at Yevati, 29th November 1838 (cremated at Pandharpur), having had issue three sons and two daughters:
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1838 - 1866 H.H. Shrimant Rajashri Shivaji III Chhatrapati Maharaj Shahaji Dam Altaphoo [Baba Sahib], Raja of Kolhapur, KCSI (24.5.1866). b. at The Sarnobat Mansion, 26th December 1830, elder son of H.H. Shrimant Rajashri Shahaji III Chhatrapati Maharaj [Buwa Sahib], Raja of Kolhapur, by his fourth wife, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Anandibai Sahib Maharaj Bhonsle, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 29th November 1838. Ascended the gadi, 13th December 1838 and reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age. Invested with full ruling powers, 1863. Granted a hereditary salute of 17-guns 1863, later increased to a personal salute of 19-guns. m. (first) at Kolhapur, 26th April 1847, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sundrabai Sahib Maharaj Bhonsle (b. 1835; d. at Kolhapur, 21st December 1866), daughter of Meherban Shrimant Khasajirao Sahib Patankar, of Patan. m. (second) at Baroda, 17th May 1854, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Rani Ahilyabai Barodekarin Sahib Maharaj Bhonsle (b. at the Royal Palace, Baroda, 1842; d. at Kolhapur, 14th December 1895), née alias Shrimant Maharajkumari Khalsaibai Sahib Gaekwad, daughter of H.H. Shrimant Maharaja Ganpatrao Gaekwad, Sena Khas Khel Shamsher Bahadur, Maharaja of Baroda. He d. at the Old Palace, Kolhapur, 4th August 1866, having had issue, three sons:
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1866 - 1870 H.H. Shrimant Rajashri Rajaram I Chhatrapati Maharaj Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Kolhapur. b. at Kolhapur, 13th April 1850, as Meherban Shrimant Nagojirao Patankar, only son of Shrimant Sardar Ramchandrarao [Dada Sahib] Patankar, of Patan, by his wife, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Aubai Patankar alias Umabai Sahib Maharaj Bhonsle, eldest daughter of H.H. Shrimant Raja Shahaji III Chhatrapati Maharaj [Buwa Sahib], Raja of Kolhapur, educ. privately. Adopted by H.H. Shrimant Rajashri Shivaji III Chhatrapati Maharaj, as Shrimant Yuvraj Rajaram Chhatrapati Bhonsle, 1st August 1866. Succeeded on the death of his adopted father, 4th August 1866. Ascended the gadi, 17th August 1866 and reigned under a Council of Regency. Granted a hereditary salute of 19-guns, 26th June 1867. m. (first) at Phaltan, 21st March 1867, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Rani Tarabai Sahib Maharaj Bhonsle (b. at Phaltan, 1855; d. at Kolhapur, 15th July 1874), daughter of Meherban Shrimant Sardar Mudhojirao IV Janojirao Naik Nimbalkar, Chief of Phaltan, CSI. m. (second) 13th December 1867, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Rani Sakwarbai Sahib Maharaj Bhonsle alias Krishnabai (b. 1854; d. at Kolhapur, 25th May 1912), sister of Meherban Shrimant Gopalrao Nimbalkar, Sar Lashkar Bahadur. He d.s.p.m. at Florence, Italy, 30th November 1870 (cremated on the banks of the Arno by special permission of the Italian Council of Ministers), having had issue an only daughter:
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1870 - 1871 Interregnum.
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1871 - 1883 H.H. Shrimant Rajashri Shivaji IV Chhatrapati Maharaj Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Kolhapur, KCSI (1.1.1877). b. 5th April 1863, as Shrimant Narayanrao Dinkarrao Bhonsle, son of Meherban Shrimant Sardar Dinkarrao Narayanjirao Bhonsle (Khanwatkar), of Sawarde, by his wife, the sister of Shrimant Sardar Pritirao Ratajirao Chavan, Himmat Bahadur, educ. Rajaram Coll., Kolhapur and Rajkumar Coll., Rajkot. Adopted by H.H. Rani Tarabai Sahib Bhonsle, the senior widow of H.H. Shrimant Rajajshri Rajaram I Chhatrapati Maharaj Sahib Bahadur, 12th October 1871. Ascended the gadi on the same day as Shrimant Rajashri Shivaji IV Chhatrapati Maharaj Sahib Bahadur. Reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age. Presented with a Sword of Honour by the Prince of Wales (King-Emperor Edward VII) 1875. Placed under protective custody for insanity and a Regent appointed to administer the affairs of the state, 13th March 1882. Rcvd: the Prince of Wales's (1875) and KIH (1877) gold medals. m. at Kolhapur, 21st May 1878, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Rani Anandbai Sahib Maharaj Bhonsle alias Yamunabai (b. at Satara, 1868; d.s.p. at Kolhapur, 14th September 1903), daughter of Meherban Shrimant Waghojirao Shirke, of Satara. He d.s.p. at the Fort, Ahmednagar, from blows and wounds received from his temporary guardian, Private Green, 25th December 1883.
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