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The Bhonsle Dynasty

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1674 - 1680 H.H. Kshatriya Kulawatasana, Sinhasanadhishwar, Shrimant Rajashri Shivaji I Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle (Shivaji the Great). b. at Shivaneri Fort, near Jamnar, 19th February 1627, second son of Meherban Shrimant Farzand Shahaji Raje Sahibj Bhonsle, of Poona and Satara, by his wife, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Jijibai Raje Sahib Bhonsle. Educ. privately. Entered the service of the Nizamshahi kings but later transferred his allegiance to the kings of Bijapur. Granted the title of Sar Lashkar Bahadur by Sultan Muhammad 'Adil Shah of Bijapur. Succeeded on the death of his father to the hereditary title of Maharaj, 23rd January 1664. Granted an Imperial firman recognising his right to certain territories by Emperor Aurangzeb and appointed to an Imperial mansab of 5,000 zat and 5,000 sowar, 30th September 1665. Declared his independence and installed at Raigad as the Chhatrapati Maharaj of the Mahratta Swarajya, 6th June 1674. m. (first) at Bijapur, 14th May 1640, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Saibai Raje Sahib Bhonsle (d. 5th September 1659), daughter of Shrimant Vithojirao Mohite, of Newas. m. (second) 1641, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sagunabai Raje Sahib Bhonsle, of the Shirke family. m. (third) before 1650, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Soyarabai Raje Sahib Bhonsle(d. by suicide at Raigad, 27th October 1681), invested as chief wife with the title of Maharani, 6th June 1674, daughter of Shrimant Sardar Sambhaji Mohite, by his wife, a lady of the Ghatge family. m. (fourth) 1653, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Putalabai Raje Sahib Bhonsle (d. by sati following the death of her husband, April 1680), sister of Shrimant Sardar Bajirao Sahib Mohite. m. (fifth) before 1656, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Lakshmibai Raje Sahib Bhonsle (d.s.p.), of the Vichare family. m. (sixth) January 1657, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sakwarbai Raje Sahib Bhonsle(d. after 1707), of the Gaekwad family. m. (seventh) 8th April 1657, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Kashibai Raje Sahib Bhonsle (d. 1674), of the Jadhav family. m. (eighth) 15th April 1657, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Gunvantabai Raje Sahib Bhonsle (d.s.p.), of the Ingle family. He d. at Raigad, 17th April 1680, having had issue, two sons and six daughters:
Shivaji I Chhatrapati Maharaj, also had issue:
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1680 - 1689 H.H. Kshatriya Kulawatasana Sinhasanadhishwar Shrimant Rajashri Shahu Sambhaji I Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle. b. 14th May 1657, eldest son of H.H. Kshatriya Kulawatasana, Sinhasanadhishwar, Shrimant Rajashri Shivaji I Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle (Shivaji the Great), by his first wife, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Saibai Raje Sahib Bhonsle, educ. privately. Appointed to an Imperial mansab of 5,000 zat and 5,000 sowar, 1668. Invested as Heir Apparent with the title of Yuvraj at Raigad, 6th June 1674. Escaped from imprisonment at Panahala, 13th December 1678. Succeeded on the death of his father, 3rd April 1680. He entered Raigad on 16th June 1680 and was proclaimed as Chhatrapati Maharaj 20th July 1680. Installed on the gadi at Raigad, 16th January 1681. Captured by the Moguls on 9th February 1689, imprisoned and severely tortured. m. (first) H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sueebai Raje Sahib Bhonsle. m. (second) ca. 1669, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Yasubai Raje Sahib Bhonsle (b. ca. 1659; d. at Satara, after 1731), daughter of Shrimant Sardar Pilaji Raje Shirke, of Shringarpur. m. (third) after 29th November 1703, a daughter of Bahadurji Rustam Rao. He d. at the hands of his torturers at Bahardurgad, 11th March 1689, having had issue, one son and three daughters.
H.H. Shrimant Shahu Sambhaji I Raje also left issue two illegitimate sons whom he recognised before his death:
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1680 - 1689 H.H. Kshatriya Kulawatasana Sinhasanadhishwar Shrimant Rajashri Rajaram I Shivaji Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle. b. 24th February 1670, second son of H.H. Kshatriya Kulawatasana, Sinhasanadhishwar, Shrimant Rajashri Shivaji I Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle (Shivaji the Great), by his third wife, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Soyarabai Raje Bhonsle, educ. privately. Proclaimed after the funeral rights of his father, 21st April 1680, which instigated a civil war of succession with his elder brother. Installed as Regent at Raigad after the capture of the Chhatrapati Maharaj, 20th February 1689. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, 12th March 1689. Established his capital at Satara, June 1699. m. (first) 7th March 1680, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Janakibai Raje Sahib Bhonsle (d. 1681), daughter of Meherban Shrimant Sardar Prataprao Gujar, sometime Senapati of the Mahratta forces. m. (second) at Raigad, 1683, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Tarabai Raje Sahib Bhonsle [Ai Sahib] (b. 1675; d. at Satara, 9th December 1761), née Sitabai Mohite, Regent for her infant son, 2nd March 1700 to 12th October 1707, daughter of Meherban Shrimant Sardar Hansajirao Sahib Mohite, Amirrao, of Talbid, sometime Senapati to Shivaji the Great. m. (third) at Jinja, ca. 1684, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Rajasbai Raje Sahib Bhonsle (d. 26th April 1751), Regent of Kolhapur 1726-1728, daughter of Meherban Shrimant Abajirao Ghatge (Malowdekar), Sarjerao, Chief of Kagal. m. (fourth) at Jinja, ca. 1684, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Ambikabai Raje Sahib Bhonsle (d. at Panhala by committing sati, 15th March 1700). m. (i) ca. 1689, Shrimant Soubhagyavati Sagunabai, a junior wife. m. (ii) another junior wife. He d. at Sinhagad, 15th March 1700, having had issue, three sons and five daughters:
* Two daughters of Rajaram I were captured, together with his three sons, by Zulfikhar Khan at the fall of Jinji on 7th February 1698, and disposed of as follows:
Shrimant Rajaram I Shivaji Raje Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle also left further issue by his irregular marriage to Sagunabai:
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1700 - 1707 H.H. Kshatrtiya-Kulawatasana Sinhasanadhishwar Shrimant Rajashri Shivaji II Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle, Raja of Kolhapur. b. at Jinji, 9th June 1696, eldest son of H.H. Kshatrtiya-Kulawatasana Sinhasanadhishwar Shrimant Rajashri Rajaram I Shivaji Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle, by his second wife, H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Tarabai Raje Sahib Bhonsle alias Sitabai Ai Sahib, daughter of Shrimant Sardar Hansajirao Sahib Mohite, Hambirrao, sometime Senapati of the Maratha forces, educ. privately. Proclaimed on the death of his father, 3rd  March 1700. Installed on the gadi at Vishalgarh, 10th March 1700. Reigned under the regency of his mother until, 12th October 1707. Became Raja of the separate state of Kolhapur 1710. Deposed by his younger brother 2nd August 1714. Imprisoned at Panhala 1714-1726. m. (first) H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Bhawanibai Raje Bhonsle. m. (second) H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Parvatibai Raje Sahib Bhonsle (d. by sati, March 1726). He d. from smallpox while in confinement, at Panhala, 14th March 1726, having had issue, a posthumous son and three daughters:
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1707 - 1749 H.H. Kshatriya Kulawatasana Sinhasanadhishwar Shrimant Rajashri Shahu Shivaji Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle, Raja of Satara. b. at Ganguli Fort, Konkan, 18th May 1682, son of H.H. Kshatriya Kulawatasana Sinhasanadhishwar Shrimant Rajashri Shahu Sambhaji I Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle, by his second wife, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Yasubai Raje Bhonsle, educ. at the Imperial Court. A captive of the Mughals after the fall of Raigad on 3rd November 1689. Appointed to an Imperial mansab of 7,000 zat and 7,000 sowar and granted the personal title of Raja 1691. Granted the parganas of Akalkot, Indapur, Supa, Baramati and Nevasa as Imperial jagirs, November 1703. Released under certain conditions, effectively making him a vassal of the Emperor, 8th May 1707. Defeated the Maharani-Regent Tarabai at the Battle of Khed, 12th October 1707. Recovered Satara from Shaikh Mira of Wai after a siege of eight days, December 1707. Installed as Chhatrapati Maharaj, at Satara, 12th January 1708. Signed the Treaty of Warna, which formalised the separation of Kolhapur and Satara, 13th April 1731. m. (first) at Poona, November 1703, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Savitribai Raje Sahib Bhonsle (d. at Delhi, ca. 1709), of the Shinde family of Kanherkheda. m. (second) at Poona, after 11th December 1703, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Ambikabai Raje Sahib Bhonsle [Rajasbai] (d. before 1718), daughter of Shrimant Sardar Manaji Rustamrao Jadhav, of Sandkhed. m. (third) at Purandar, 1709, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sakwarbai Raje Bhonsle(d. at Satara by committing sati on the death of her husband, 15th December 1749), daughter of Shrimant Sardar Ramoji Rao Shirke. m. (fourth) at Purandar, 1709, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sagunabai Raje Sahib Bhonsle (d. at Jejuri, 25th August 1748), daughter of Meherban Shrimant Sardar Newaskara Mohite, of Nagpur. m. (i) at Delhi, November 1703 Shrimant Soubhagyavati Virubai Sahib (d. at the Shahunagar Palace, Satara, 24th December 1740), superintendent of the Harem. m. (ii) Shrimant Soubhagyavati Lakshmibai Sahib (d. by sati following the death of her husband, at Satara, 15th December 1749). m. (iii) Shrimant Soubhagyavati Sakhubai Sahib (d. by sati following the death of her husband, at Satara, 15th December 1749). He d. at the Rangmahal Palace, Satara, 15th December 1749 (succ. by his adopted son), having had issue, three sons and six daughters:
H.H. Shrimant Shahu Shivaji also had issue two other sons and four daughters by his secondary wife, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Lakshmibai Sahib:
H.H. Shrimant Shahu Shivaji Raje adopted the elder son of Meherban Sayaji Lokhende, Patil of Parud:
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1749 - 1777 H.H. Kshatriya Kulawatasana, Sinhasanadhishwar, Shrimant Rajashri Rajaram II [Ramraja] Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle, Raja of Satara. b. at Kolhapur, June 1726, posthumous son of H.H. Kshatriya Kulawatasana, Sinhasanadhishwar, Shrimant Rajashri Shivaji II Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle, Raja of Satara, educ. privately. Brought up in secret by a Rajput by the name of Bhagwantrao Amatya, and later by his own half-sister, Krishnabai. Adopted by Raja Shahu Shivaji 1745. Confirmed as successor to Shahu Shivaji, 10th October 1749. Succeeded on the death of his adopted father, 15th December 1749. Installed on the gadi at Shahunagar, 4th January 1750. Reigned as a virtual prisoner under the control of the Peishwa, his nominal servant. m. (first) at Fort Satara, 8th February 1750, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Tukabai Raje Bhonsle, from the Shirke family. m. (second) at Fort Satara, 8th February 1750, at the same ceremony as his first wife, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sagunabai Raje Bhonsle, daughter of Shrimant Sardar Burhanji [Bawa Sahib] Mohite. He d.s.p. at Satara, 11th December 1777 (succ. by his adopted son). Copyright© Christopher Buyers
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1777 - 1810 H.H. Kshatriya Kulawatasana, Sinhasanadhishwar, Shrimant Rajashri Shahu II Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle [Abba Sahib], Raja of Satara. b. as Vithoji Trimbukji Raje Bhonsle, son of Shrimant Trimbukji Raje Sahib Bhonsle of Wavi. Adopted by Rajaram II [Ramraja] Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle, taking the name of Shahu, 15th September 1777. Succeeded on the death of his adopted father, 11th December 1777. Installed on the gadi, 20th December 1777. Reigned as a virtual prisoner under the control of the Peshwa, his nominal servant. m. (first) H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Lakshmibai Maharaj Bhonsle, daughter of Shrimant Sardar Narayan Rao Mohite. m. (second) H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Kamalabai Raje Sahib Bhonsle [Girjabai?], sister of Shrimant Sardar Narsingh Rao Gujar. m. (third) H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Gunwatabai Raje Bhonsle, daughter of Shrimant Abaji Rao Mahadik. m. (fourth) 25th March 1786, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Anandibai Raje Sahib Bhonsle (d. 3rd January 1822), daughter of Shrimant Sardar Bhawani Raje Shirke. He d. at Satara, 1810, having had issue, three sons and a daughter:
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1810 - 1839 H.H. Kshatriya Kulawatasana, Sinhasanadhishwar, Shrimant Rajashri Pratapsinh Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle, Raja of Satara. b. at Ajinkyatara Fort, Satara, 18th January 1793, eldest son of H.H. Kshatriya Kulawatasana, Sinhasanadhishwar, Shrimant Rajashri Shahu II Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle [Abba Sahib], Raja of Satara, by his wife, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Girjabai Raje Bhonsle, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1810. Reigned under the control of the Peishwa, his nominal servant. Kept as a virtual prisoner within the fort at Satara together with his brothers, until freed by the British after the Battle of Ashti in February 1818. Installed on the gadi, at Ajinkyatara Fort, Satara, 10th May 1818. Assumed full ruling powers over the government of the country, 5th April 1821. Deposed by the Government of Bombay, following various intrigues with the Portuguese against the British, 5th September 1839. Exiled to Benares and granted an allowance for his maintenance. A learned and dedicated ruler who improved education and irrigation works. Mbr. Royal Asiatic Soc. (London) 1823. m. (first) H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Lakshmibai I Raje Bhonsle, sister of Shrimant Sardar Ramrao Mohite. m. (second) H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Lakshmibai II Raje Sahib Bhonsle (d. at Kashi, 10th July 1845), née Shrimant Anandibai Mohite, sister of the first wife. m. (third) H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Shri Rajasbai Raje Bhonsle. He d. at Benares, 14th October 1847, having had issue, two daughters:
H.H. Shrimant Pratapsinh Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle also adopted a son:
H.H. Shrimant Pratapsinh Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle also left a natural daughter:
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1839 - 1848 H.H. Kshatriya Kulawatasana, Sinhasanadhishwar, Shrimant Rajashri Shahaji III Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle [Abba Sahib], Raja of Satara. b. 1802, at Jangli, son of Shrimant Sardar Trimbukji Raje Bhonsle, educ. privately. Proclaimed as Raja on the deposition of his adopted father, 5th September 1839. m. (first) H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Shri Tarabai Raje Sahib Bhonsle (d.s.p. at Satara, 13th March 1840), of the Taralkekar branch of the Mahadik family. m. (second) H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Shri Jijibai Raje Sahib Bhonsle (d.s.p. at Satara, 2nd March 1841), daughter of Shrimant Sardar Ambajirao Raje Shirke, Sar Lashkar. m. (third) 30th April 1844, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Shri Sagunabai Raje Sahib Bhonsle [Ai Sahib] (d. at Satara, 1874), daughter of Meherban Shrimant Sardar Tanaji Shirke, of the Kutarekar branch of that family. m. (fourth) H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Shri Banubai Raje Sahib Bhonsle [Mai Sahib] (d. before 1874), daughter of Shrimant Sardar Kanhoji Shirke, of the Kutarekar branch of that family. m. (fifth) 4th May 1844, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Shri Radhabai Raje Sahib Bhonsle [Baya (d. 18th May 1852), daughter of Meherban Shrimant Kiratsinh Raje Shirke. He d.s.p. at Satara, 5th April 1848, having adopted a son on his deathbed:
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1848 - [1864] Kshatriya Kulawatasana, Sinhasanadhishwar, Shrimant Rajashri Venkatji Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle [Bhau Sahib], Raja of Satara. b. at Shergam, ca. 1840, as Shrimant Balwantrao Ambajirao Bhonsle, son of Shrimant Ambajirao Bhonsle, of Shergam, educ. privately. Adopted by H.H. Shrimant Rajashri Shahaji III Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle [Abba Sahib] on his deathbed, taking the name of Venkatji, 5th April 1848. The HEIC questioned the irregularity of the adoption, refused to recognise the succession, and annexed the state of Satara to the Presidency of Bombay under the doctrine of lapse, 1st May 1849. Venkatji Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle being recognised in certain styles and titles as a non-ruling prince, and received a grant of a generous pension for his maintenance, together with certain heritable palaces, lands and properties. m. (first) at Satara, 14th March 1852, H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Shri Anjirabai Raje Bhonsle, of the Shirke family. m. (second) H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Shri …bai Raje Bhonsle(d. at Satara, 16th August 1863), daughter of Shrimant Sardar Shivaji Rao Mahadik. He d. at Satara, 23rd December 1864, having had issue, an only daughter:
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[1865 - 1874] Kshatriya Kulawatasana, Sinhasanadhishwar, Shrimant Rajashri Pratapsinhji I Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle [Bhau Sahib], Raja of Satara. b. as Shrimant Sardar Rajaram Bhonsle of Satara, educ. privately. Adopted by H.H. Rani Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Shri Sagunabai Raje [Ai Sahib] Bhonsle, widow of H.H. Shrimant Rajashri Shahaji III Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle [Abba Sahib], 18th May 1865. Assumed the name of Pratapsinhji and succeeded to the princely styles and titles, from the date of his adoption. m. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Shri Tarabai Raje Sahib Bhonsle. He d.s.p.m. at Satara, 1874.
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[1874 - 1904] Shrimant Chhatrapati Rajaram III Pratapsinhji Maharaj Bhonsle [Abba Sahib], Sardar of Satara, educ. privately. Adopted by Tarabai, widow of Shrimant Rajashri Pratapsinhji I Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle [Bhau Sahib], on the understanding that he would only succeed to her private property, personal and real, 1874. Recognised as a first class Sardar of the Deccan and granted certain reduced pensions and gratuities. He d. at Satara, 10th April 1904, having had issue, two sons:
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[1904 - 1914] Shrimant Chhatrapati Shivaji Rajaram Maharaj Bhonsleo [Anna Sahib], Sardar of Satara, elder son of Shrimant Chhatrapati Rajaram III Maharaj Bhonsle [Abba Sahib], Sardar of Satara, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, but was only recognised by the GOI as a 1st class Sardar of the Deccan, 10th April 1904. He d. at the Jalmandir Palace, Satara, 5th November 1914 (succ. by his younger brother).
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[1914 - 1925] Shrimant Chhatrapati Pratapsinh II Rajaram Maharaj Bhonsle [Bhau Sahib], Sardar of Satara. b. 25th May 1872, younger son of Shrimant Rajaram III Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle [Abba Sahib], Sardar of Satara, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother as a 1st class Sardar of the Deccan, 5th November 1914. m. at the Jalmandir Palace, Satara, 1889, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Shri Tarabai Raje Sahib Bhonsle (b. at Jath, ca. 1885; d.s.p. at the Jalmandir Palace, Satara, 4th September 1940), née Shrimant Yashodabai Sahib Dafle, only daughter of Meherban Shrimant Amritrao Ramrao Sahib Dafle, Desmukh, Chief of Jath, by his second wife, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Anandibai Raje [Ma Sahib] Dafle. He d.s.p. at the Jalmandir Palace, Satara, 5th March 1925.
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[1925 - 1950] Captain Shrimant Chhatrapati Raja Shahu Pratapsinh Maharaj Bhonsle [Bala Sahib], Raja of Satara. b. 28th October 1918, as Shrimant Chandrasen Bhonsle, son of Shrimant Sakharam Bhonsle, educ. Shivaji Military Sch., Poona, and OTS, Mhow. Adopted by Tarabai Raje Sahib Maharaj, the widow of Shrimant Chhatrapati Pratapsinhji II Maharaj Bhonsle, and took the name Shahu Pratapsinh Raje Bhonsle [Bala Sahib] 28th May 1925. Cmsnd. as 2nd-Lieut. 5th Btn, Mahratta Light Infantry, IA 11/1/1942, prom. Lieut. (War Staff) and temp Capt. 31/7/1942, served in WW2 in the Middle East and elsewhere 1942-1946, Hon ADC to the Governor of Bombay, 18/10/1945-1947. Granted the title of Raja as a personal distinction, 1st January 1943. Rcvd: 39/45 Star, British War and India Service medals. m. at Dhar, 7th May 1939, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Sumitra Raje Sahib Bhonsle [Ai Sahib] (b. at Dhar, 15th October 1923; d. at Pune Hospital, 5th June 1999), née Shrimati Maharajkumari Urmila Raje Sahib Puar, sixth daughter of Colonel H.H. Maharaja Shrimant Sir Uddajirao II Sahib Puar Bahadur, Maharaja of Dhar, KCSI, KCVO, KBE, by his wife H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Maharani Lakshmi Devibai Sahib Puar, DBE, KIH, eldest daughter of H.H. Raja Shrimant Shriram Savant Rao Sahib Bhonsle Bahadur, Sar Desai of Savantwadi, by his first wife H.H. Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Jankibai Raje Sahib Bhonsle, daughter of Shrimant Ganpatrao Sadojirao Jadhavrao, Desai of Raibag. He d. at the Jalmandir Palace, 1950, having had issue, four sons and one daughter:
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[1950 - 1978] Shrimant Chhatrapati Pratapsinh Shahu Maharaj Bhonsle [Baba Sahib], Raja of Satara. b. at Dhar, 18th April 1940, eldest son of Captain Shrimant Chhatrapati Raja Shahu Pratapsinhji Maharaj Bhonsle [Bala Sahib], Raja of Satara, by his wife, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Shri Rajmata Sumitra Raje Sahib Bhonsle. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1950. Presdt. Satara Municipal Corp. 1974-1978. m. 1946, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Kalpan Raje Sahib Bhonsle [the Rajmata of Satara] (b. 1946), daughter of Meherban Shrimant Sardar Dhairyashilrao Yeshwantrao Puar, Desmukh of Surgana, by his wife Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Udayani Devi Sahib Puar, only daughter of Shrimant Venkatrao [Dada Sahib] Ghorpade, Amir ul-Umrao, of Baroda. He d. at the Jaslock Hospital, Mumbai, 4th March 1978, having had issue, one son and one daughter:
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[1978]  Shrimant Chhatrapati Udayanraje Pratapsinh Maharaj Bhonsle, Raja of Satara. b. at Satara, 1966, only son of Shrimant Chhatrapati Pratapsinh Shahu Maharaj Bhonsle [Baba Sahib], Raja of Satara, by his wife, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Kalpan Raje Sahib Bhonsle, educ. the Doon Sch., Dehra Dun. Succeeded on the death of his father, 4th March 1978. MLA for Satara in the Maharashtra state assembly 1997-1998, Vice-Presdt. Krishna Khore Vikas Prakalp 1997, Minister of State for Revenue, Maharashtra State 1997-1999. Mbr. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 1997-2006, and National Congress Party (NCP) since 2006. m. 4th April 1992 (div. 1994), Shrimant Shrilekha Raje Bhonsle, daughter of Shrimant Baba Sahib Deokar. m. (second) November 2004, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Damayanti Raje Sahib Bhonsle [Rani Sahib of Satara], daughter of Thakur Shri Dalip Singh, of Danta, in Jaipur, by his wife, Thakurani Kumud Kunwar Sahiba, a lady from Ananpura.
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