1801 - 1851 Meherban Shrimant Chintamanrao Pandurangrao Maharaj Patwardhan [Appa Sahib], Chief of Sangli. b. at Miraj, 1776, second son of Meherban Shrimant Sardar Pandurangrao Govindrao Patwardhan, 4th Chief of Miraj, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his childless elder brother as 6th Chief of Miraj in 1782 - see India Non-Salute (Miraj Senior). Formally recognised and invested by the Peshwa, 6th February 1783. Reigned under the regency of his uncle, Gangadharrao. A distinguished soldier who fought many battles from an early age, he entered the Peshwa's service and commanded the Miraj Cavalry which served with the British against Tipu Sultan in 1790. Served with distinction against the Nizam at Khuda in 1795, and in the campaign against Dhondia Waugh in 1800. Granted a personal salute of 13-guns by the British authorities, 25th July 1800. On returning from his campaigns, he found his uncle had assumed full control over the family jagirs and refusing to yield control although he was now of age. Angered by this presumption, he seized control of the family idol and left Miraj to settle elsewhere. He founded a new capital at Sangli in 1801, and began to establish his own authority over a significant portion of the family domains. His uncle eventually secured his own title to Miraj from the Peshwa in 1808, the separation being agreed between the parties in the Treaty of Pandharpur of 1812 and confirmed by the British authorities in 1817. Chintamanrao concluded a separate treaty with the HEIC 5th May 1819. He offered his personal services in Persia in 1838 and in Afghanistan in 1839, and served in putting down the Samangad revolt in 1844. Presented with a sword of honour in appreciation of his loyalty, by Colonel Reeves, at Belgaum, 15th November 1846. Founder of the Ganapati Panchayatan Sansthan Temple in honour of the family deity 1811-1844. He also founded the first printing press in 1821, promoted gold mining, sugar cane production, the silk and marble industries, and encouraged "peth" communities to promote commerce and trade. He d. at the Ganesh Durga Palace, Sangli, 15th July 1851, having had issue, four sons:
1) Shrimant Pandurangrao Chintamanrao Patwardhan. He d.v.p. young.
2) Shrimant Ganpatrao Chintamanrao Patwardhan. m. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati …Patwardhan. He d.v.p.s.p. at Sangli, 1826. His widow adopted a son and successor in 1834:
a) Shrimant Vinayakrao Ganpatrao Patwardhan [Bhau Sahib]. He had issue, two sons:
(1) Shrimant Chintamanrao Ganpatrao Patwardhan [Appa Sahib]. He d. at Baramati, 21st November 1891, having had issue, two sons:
(a) Shrimant Vinayakrao Chintamanrao Patwardhan [Bhau Sahib]. Adopted by the widow of Meherban Shrimant Sardar Dhundirajrao Chintamanrao Patwardhan [Tatya Sahib], Chief of Sangli, and succeeded as H.H. Meherban Shrimant Raja Sir Chintamanrao Dhundirajrao Patwardhan [Appa Sahib], Raja of Sangli - see below.
(b) Shrimant Vithalrao Chintamanrao Patwardhan [Bapu Sahib]. b. 18th August 1891, educ. Cambridge Univ. (BA, LLB). Barr-at-Law. m. 1917, Shrimant Arkhand Soubhagyavati Malatai Patwardhan (b. at Mudhol, 1899; d. before 31st December 1930), educ. Theosophical Girls' Sch., Benares, and the National Univ., Adyar, Madras.
(2) Shrimant Gopalrao Ganpatrao Patwardhan [Bala Sahib]. Adopted by Meherban Shrimant Sardar Gangadharrao I Ganpatrao Patwardhan [Bala Sahib], Chief of Miraj (Senior), and succeeded him as Meherban Shrimant Sardar Ganpatrao II Gangadharrao Patwardhan [Tatya Sahib], Chief of Miraj (Senior) - see India Non-Salute (Miraj).
(3) Shrimant Govindrao Ganpatrao Patwardhan.
ii) Shrimant Ganpatrao Vinayakrao Patwardhan.
3) Shrimant Moreshvarao Chintamanrao Patwardhan. b. at Sangli, November 1833. He d. there, May 1834.
4) Meherban Shrimant Sardar Dhundirajrao Chintamanrao Patwardhan [Tatya Sahib], Chief of Sangli - see below.
1851 - 1901 Meherban Shrimant Sardar Dhundirajrao Chintamanrao Patwardhan [Tatya Sahib], Chief of Sangli. b. at Sangli, 12th July 1838, youngest and only surviving son of Meherban Shrimant Chintamanrao Pandurangrao Patwardhan [Appa Sahib], Chief of Sangli, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 15th July 1851. Reigned under a Council of Administration until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, at the Durbar Hall, Ganesh Durga, Sangli, 12th July 1860. Inaugurated the Sangli Municipality, founded the Sangli Library, the first modern hospital in 1855, English and Sanskrit schools, established free education, and gave special grants and prizes to promote education amongst backward classes, Muslims and girls. He also developed the agricultural sector, especially sugarcane, turmeric, cotton and grape production. Rcvd: Prince of Wales's gold medal (1875), and KIH gold medal (1877). m. seven wives, including, Shrimant Arkhand Soubhagyavati Matoshri Mai Sahib (d. at Alandi, 12th August 1928). He d. at the Ganesh Durga Palace, Sangli, 12th December 1901, having had issue, three sons and three daughters, of whom only two daughters survived:
1) Shrimant Radha Bai Patwardhan [Tai Sahib] [Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Krishna Bai BhaveSahib]. m. at Sangli, 1867, Meherban Shrimant Sardar Yogirao Ramrao Bhave, Chief of Ramdurg (b. 1851), alias Balwantrao Vishnu Bhave, son of Shrimant Vishnu Vithal Bhave, of Kolhapur, and adopted son of Meherban Shrimant Sardar Ramrao Narayanrao Bhave, Chief of Ramdurg - see India Vassals (Ramdurg).
2) Shrimant Tara Bai Patwardhan [Akka Sahib] [Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Tara Bai Mehendale]. b. at Sangli, 1895 (d/o the sixth wife). m. Rao Sahib Balwantrao Khanderao Mehendale [Bala Sahib] (m. second, Padmavati [Tai Sahib], younger sister of Dajisahib Patwardhan, of Miraj, and d. at Poona, 1958), of Mehendalewada, Appa Balwant Chowk, Poona, educ. in Bombay and London, Barr-at-Law. She d. at Panchgani, 9th May 1923.
1901 - 1965 Captain H.H. Meherban Shrimant Raja Padma Bushan Sir Chintamanrao Dhundirajrao Patwardhan [Appa Sahib], Raja of Sangli, KCSI (13.6.1946), KCIE (1.1.1923). b. at Sangli, as Vinayakrao Chintamanrao Patwardhan [Bhau Sahib], 14th February 1890, elder son of Shrimant Chintamanrao Ganpatrao Patwardhan [Appa Sahib], educ. Rajkumar Coll., Rajkot. Adopted by the senior dowager Rani of Meherban Shrimant Sardar Dhundirajrao Chintamanrao Patwardhan, when he took the name of Chintamanrao Dhundirajrao Patwardhan [Appa Sahib], and ascended the gadi on the same day, 15th June 1903. Reigned under a Council of Regency, until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, at the Durbar Hall, Ganesh Durga, Sangli, 2nd June 1910. Cmsnd. as Hon. Lieut. IA 15/10/1919, Hon ADC to the Governor of Bombay 1924-1927, prom. Hon. Capt. 18/5/1938. Granted a permanent salute of 9-guns in recognition of war services 1st January 1918, a personal salute of 11-guns together with the style of His Highness 3rd June 1927, and the hereditary title of Raja 1st June 1932. Delegate to the Indian Round Table Conferences in London 1930 and 1931, Mbr. Standing Committee of the Chamber of Princes, Federal Structure Cttee. 1931, etc. Granted the hereditary style of His Highness, 1st January 1948. Merged his state into the Bombay Presidency, 8th March 1948. Founder of The Sangli Bank Ltd 1916, Willingdon College, Sangli Engineering, Arts, Science and Medical Colleges, etc. Presdt. Radha Soami Satsang Beas Assoc. Introduced representative government in 1935. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar medals (1903 & 1911), Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron. (1937), and Indian Independence (1947) medals, Padma Bushan (26.1.1960). m. 27th June 1910, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyawati Rani Saraswati Bai Patwardhan, KIH Gold Medal (3.6.1929) (b. 1891), Presdt. Sangli Womens' Education Managing Brd. 1920-1933, Seva Sadan Soc. 1924-1938, Sangli Girl Guides' Assoc., All India Women's Conference at Sangli 1934, etc. rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron. (1937) medals, daughter of The Hon. Sir Moropant Vishvanath Joshi, KCIE, of Amraoti, sometime Home Member of the government of the Central Provinces, by his wife, Yashodabhai, Lady Joshi, daughter of Govindrao Abhyankar, of Satara. He d. at Sangli, 23rd February 1965, having had issue, three sons and four daughters:
a) H.H. Meherban Shrimant Raja Vijaysinghrao Madhavrao Patwardhan, Raja of Sangli - see below.
a) Shrimant Rajkumari Mohiniraje Patwardhan [Mrs Suneeti Raje Arvind Apte]. b. 17th June 1944, educ. Joint author of "Chopra & Apte's the Minimum wages act, 1948; provisions, state amendments, commentary" (1973). m. 1965, Shrimant Arvind Laxmanrao Apte (b. at Bombay, 24th October 1934), first class and test cricketer 1955-1971, Dir. Sadhana Nitrochem Ltd, Mbr. Rolls Royce Owners' Club, etc., son of Rao Bahadur Laxmanrao Apte, advocate and educator, sometime Presdt. Poona Municipal Cncl. She d. 1999, having had issue:
i) Ajay Arvind Apte. Employed with IBM, Austin, Texas.
ii) Nutan Arvind Apte, educ. Univ. of South Florida, USA. Architect.
i) Tejaswini Apte [Ms Tejaswari Apte-Rahm], educ. Univ. of Sussex (BA 1991), and Univ. of Kent (MA). Research Assoc. with Kalpavriksh 2000, independent environmentalist, consultant and journalist. Author of "A Simple Guide to Intellectual Property Rights, Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge" (2006), "Conservation:Creative Strategies that work (and some that don't)" (2006). m. Björn Rahm, environmentalist and green campaigner, a Swedish national.
2) Shrimant Rajkumar Pratapsinh Pandurangrao Patwardhan [Bala Sahib]. b. 26th November 1916, educ. POWRMC, Dehra Dun, and Trinity Coll, Cambridge (BA). Cmsnd as Flying Officer RIAF 1941, served in WWII 1941-1944. Rcvd: 1939/45 Star, British War and India Service medals (posth. 1945). He was k. in an air accident, while on active service, at Madras, 22nd August 1944.
3) Shrimant Govindrao Chintamanrao Patwardhan [Bhaiya Sahib]. b. 31st March 1918, educ. privately. He d.v.p. at Amraoti, 24th September 1927.
1) Shrimati Rajkumari Indumati Raje Sahib Pawardhan [Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Rani Indumati Rajwade] [Tai Sahib]. b. 6th March 1912, educ. privately. m. 4th May 1927, Rao Raja Sardar Ramchandrarao Ganpatrao Rajwade, Mushir-i-Khas Bahadur (b. 4th June 1910; d. 5th January 1974), educ. Deccan Coll, Poona (BA), and Allahabad Univ (MA), entered Gwalior State Service, Controller of Supplies & Prices 1947, transf Indian Foreign Service 1948, First Sec Canberra 1948-1949, Buenos Aires 1949-1951 and Karachi 1951-1953, Counsellor Cairo 1953-1957, charges d’affaires Rabat 1957-1958, Ambassador to the Sudan 1958-1960, Ethiopia 1960-1962, and Austria 1964-1968, Sec Ministry of External Affairs 1962-1964, Vice-Chancellor Jivaji Univ of Gwalior 1972-1973, Mbr Union Public Service Cmsn 1973-1974, author of “Labour Management”, “Pawn in the Seventh House” (1975), etc., eldest son of Major-General Rao Raja Ganpatrao Raghunathrao Rajwade, Mushir-i-Khas Bahadur, Shaukat Jang, CBE, CStJ, of Bilauwa and Dasai, in Gwalior, by his wife, a daughter of Baba Sahib Pendse, from Poona. She d. 24th October 1995, having had issue, an only son:
a) Shrimant Anant Ramchandrarao Rajwade, educ. Trinity Coll., Cambridge (BA 1961, MM 1966, PhD 1966).
2) Shrimati Rajkumari Chandravati Raje Pawardhan [Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Chandravati Raje Rajwade]. b. 21st November 1919, educ. privately. m. at Mahabaleshwar, 12th December 1938, Shrimant Lakshmanrao Ganpatrao Rajwade (b. at Poona, 14th September 1912; d. 1999), joined ICS, Special Enquiry Officer at Sangli 1952-1955, Sec. Revenue & Forests Dept. of Maharashtra state govt. 1965-1966, second son of Major-General Rao Raja Ganpatrao Raghunathrao Rajwade, Mushir-i-Khas Bahadur, Shaukat Jang, CBE, CStJ, of Bilauwa and Dasai, in Gwalior, by his wife, a daughter of Baba Sahib Pendse, from Poona. She d. 6th July 2006, having had issue, one son and one daughter, including:
a) Shrimant Yeshwant Lakshmanrao Rajwade. b. 5th October 1939, educ. Scindia Sch. and Gwalior Univ., Gwalior, and LSE, London (BSc.). Joined ICS 1964, Sub, Dvsnl Magistrate at Delhi 1966-1968, Sec to Leiut-Gov of Goa 1968-1969, Dep Cmsnr & Magistrate Kangra 1969-1971, Under Sec Finance Ministry 1971-1973, Dep Sec 1973-1974, Mng Dir Himachal Pradesh Tourism Dvpt Corp 1974-1976, Sec Food & Supplies, Co-operatives and Housing depts of Himachal Pradesh 1976-1977, Financial Sec. Himachal Pradesh 1977. m. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Suman Rajwade. He had issue, one son and one daughter.
3) Shrimati Rajkumari Usha Raje Pawardhan [Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Usha Raje Rajwade]. b. 12th September 1923, educ. privately. m. at Poona, 12th May 1941, Major-General Dinkar Ganpatrao R. Rajwade (b. 30th May 1915; d. 8th October 2007), late 7th Cavalry, IA, sometime Sec to the Presdt of India, third son of son of Major-General Rao Raja Ganpatrao Raghunathrao Rajwade, Mushir-i-Khas Bahadur, Shaukat Jang, CBE, CStJ, of Bilauwa and Dasai, in Gwalior, by his wife, a daughter of Baba Sahib Pendse, from Poona. She had issue, two sons.
4) Shrimati Rajkumari Shakuntala Raje Pawardhan [Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Shakuntala Raje Pandit. b. 1926, educ. privately. m. 1943, Shrimant Dattaraje Shankarrao Panditji [Bala Sahib] (b. 1920), a landholder from Nagpur. She d. 1995, having had issue, one son.
 H.H. Meherban Shrimant Raja Vijaysinhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan, Raja of Sangli. b. 24th August 1942, only son of Shrimant Uvraj Madhavrao Chintamanrao Patwardhan [Rao Sahib], by his wife, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Uvrani Padminiraje Sahib Patwardhan, educ. Montessor Sch., Sangli, (B.E.Mech., LL.B.). Chartered Engineer. Succeeded on the death of his grandfather, in preference to his own father, 23rd February 1965. Senior Vice-Presdt. and legal advisor Bajaj International Ltd., industrial consultant and business advisor in the United Arab Emirates from 1990, now resident in the USA. A writer on law, philosophy, human rights issues and religion. Author of "36 Hours to German", "Womens' Rights and where they stand after 50 years of legislation", "Stree Hakka", "Devotional Symbolism and Lords of Destiny", "Bhakti Chhinha Ani Adhyatmic Vishwaas", etc. LME, MIE, FBIM (UK) 1977. Vice-Presdt. Deccan Education Soc., etc. Founder of the Raja Vijaysinhrao-Lions Hospital, Vighnaharata Free Medical Centre, Unity Temple, Saundarya Chawk, Samruddhi-Herambh Karyalaya, etc. m. H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Rani Rohini Rajya Lakshmi Patwardhan. He had issue, three daughters:
1) Shrimant Rajkumari Bhagyashree Raje Patwardhan [Bhagyashree Dasani]. b. 23rd February 1969. Movie and YV actress. m. Himalaya Dasani, actor and TV producer.
2) Shrimant Rajkumari Madhuvanti Raje Patwardhan [Madhuvanti Medhi]. b. 1972. Movie actress. m. at Swanand Bhawan Palace, Sangli, 8th December 2003, Ashok Medhi.
3) Shrimant Rajkumari Purnima Raje Patwardhan [Purnima Khosla]. b. 1974. Movie actress. m. December 2005, Robin Khosla (b. 1977), educ. Temple Univ., Philadelphia (MA), film director, son of Ramesh Khosla, sometime actor and film producer.