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SATARA



 

SATARA       (Princely State)

 
AREA: xx km2REVENUE: 3,000,000Rs ANNEXATION: 5th April 1848
STATE: Maharashtra DYNASTY: Bhonsle RELIGION: Hindu
   
PRESENT RULER:  Chhatrapati Shri UDAYANSINHRAJE PRATAPSINHRAJE BHONSLE, Raja of Satara ("Suruchi" 118 Shukrawar, Peth, Satara- 415002, Maharashtra, India) (Jalmandir Palace, Satara, Maharashtra, India)
born 24th February 1966, educated at The Doon School, Dehradun, at St. Peter's Boys School and at Fergusson College, Pune; M.L.A. (Maharashtra); Minister for Revenue for Maharashtra; elected to the 15th Lok Sabha in May 2009; married Rani Damayantiraje, and has issue, one son.
  • Rajkumar Veerpratapsinhraje Udayansinhraje Bhonsle
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:  The state was founded in 1674, and was annexed to British India due to failure of heirs. Rulers were....
  • Shrimant Babaji Bhonsle, Patil of Verul, married and had issue. He died 1597.
    • Shrimant Vithoji Bhonsle, Jagirdar of Supa, married and had issue, eight sons, and ancestor of the Patils of Wavi.
      • Unknown Generations
        • Shrimant Trimbakji Bhonsle, Patil of Wavi, he was adopted by Maharaja Chhatrapati Rajaram Rao Bhonsle II (see below), married and had issue.
          • Maharaja Chhatrapati Shahuji Rao Bhonsle II (qv)
          • Shrimant Charatsinghraje Bhonsle, born 1773, died 1818.
    • Shrimant Bambuji Bhonsle
    • Shrimant Maloji Bhonsle, born 1552, Jagirdar of Pune, Raja [cr.1595], married (amongst others) Rani Saheba Dipa Bai Nimbalkar [Uma Bai], sister of Vanangpal Jagpalrao Nimbalkar, Deshmukh of Phaltan, and had issue. He died 1620 at Indapur.
      • Raja Saheb Shahaji Bhonsle, born 1594, married (amongst others) 1605 Rani Saheba Jijabai Jadhav, born 1594, daughter of Sardar Lakhuji Jadhav of Sindhkhed, died 1674, and had issue. He died 1664.
        • Maharaja Chhatrapati Shivaji I Rao Bhonsle (qv)
        • Shrimant Sambhuji Bhonsle, born 1619 (1623), married and had issue. He died 1654 (1653).
          • Shrimant Suratsingh Bhonsle
          • Shrimant Umaji Bhonsle (adopted son)
        • Raja Chhatrapati Venkaji Bhonsle of Tanjore.
        • Shrimant Santaji Bhonsle (natural son)
        • Shrimant Pratapji Bhonsle (natural son)
        • Shrimant Raibhanji Bhonsle (natural son), died 1709.
        • Shrimant Bhivji Bhonsle (natural son)
      • Shrimant Sharifji Bhonsle, married and had issue.
        • Shrimant Trimbakji Bhonsle, married and had issue.
          • Shrimant Vyankaji Trimbakji Bhonsle, married and had issue.
            • Shrimant Mankaji Vyankaji Bhonsle, married and had issue.
              • Shrimant Shahaji Mankajirao Bhonsle of Khanvatkar, married and had issue.
                • Shrimant Mankaji Shahajirao Bhonsle
                • Shrimant Sambhaji Shahajirao Bhonsle, married and had issue.
                  • Shrimant Ramchandrarao Sambhajirao Bhonsle, married and had issue.
                    • Shrimant Narayanrao Ramchandrarao Bhonsle, married and had issue.
                      • Shrimant Dinkarrao Narayanrao Bhonsle, married and had issue.
                        • Shrimant Narayanrao Dinkarrao Bhonsle, succeeded as Raja Chhatrapati Shivaji V Bhonsle of Kolhapur.
      • Shrimant Piraaji Bhonsle
  • Maharaja Chhatrapati SHIVAJI RAO BHONSLE I, Jagirdar of Pune and Supa, and 1st Raja of Satara 1674/1680, born 19th February 1627 in Shivneri near Pune, married (amongst others), Maharani Sai Bai, sister of Naik Bajaji I Nimbalkar of Phaltan, died 6th June 1674, and had issue. He died 5th April 1680 in Rajgarh.
    • Maharaja Chhatrapati Rajaram Rao Bhonsle I (qv)
    • Shrimant Sakhu Bai, married Mahadji Nimbalkar, son of Naik Bajajirao Nimbalkar of Phaltan.
    • Maharaja Chhatrapati Shambhuji Rao Bhonsle I (qv)
  • Maharaja Chhatrapati SHAMBHUJI RAO BHONSLE I, Raja of Satara 1680/1689, born 4th May 1657, married and had issue. He died 11th March 1689.
    • Maharaja Chhatrapati Shahuji Rao Bhonsle I (qv)
    • Shrimant Madhosinghraje Bhonsle (natural son)
    • Shrimant Madansinghraje Bhonsle (natural son)
  • Maharaja Chhatrapati RAJARAM RAO BHONSLE I, Raja of Satara 1689/1700, born 24th February 1670, married (amongst others), 1stly 1679, Maharani Shrimant Janka Bai Raje Saheb, married 2ndly, 1683 Maharani Shrimant Tara Bai Raje Saheb, born 1675, daughter of Hansaji Mohite [Hambir Rao], died 9th December 1761, married 3rdly, Maharani Shrimant Rajas Bai Raje Saheb, married 4thly, Maharani Shrimant Ambika Bai Raje Saheb, and had issue. He died 3rd March 1700.
    • Maharaja Chhatrapati Shivaji Rao Bhonsle II (by Tarabai) (qv)
    • Maharaja Chhatrapati Shambhuji Rao Bhonsle II (by Rajasbai) (qv)
    • Shrimant Karansinghraje Bhonsle, died 24th March 1700.
  • Maharaja Chhatrapati SHIVAJI RAO BHONSLE II, Raja of Satara 1700/1714, born 9th June 1696, married and had issue. He died 14th March 1726.
    • Maharaja Chhatrapati Rajaram Rao Bhonsle II (qv)
  • Maharaja Chhatrapati SHAMBHUJI RAO BHONSLE II, Raja of Satara 1714/1731, born 1698, 1st Chhatrapati ofKolhapur, married (amongst others) Maharani Jiji Bai, died 1772, and had issue. He died 1760.
  • Maharaja Chhatrapati SHAHUJI RAO BHONSLE I, Raja of Satara 1731/1749, born December 1680, died spl on 15th December 1749.
    • Shrimant Yesajiraje Bhonsle (natural son), married nad had issue.
      • Shrimant Balgopaljiraje Bhonsle of Shirol.
    • Shrimant Kusajiraje Bhonsle (natural son)
  • Maharaja Chhatrapati RAJARAM RAO BHONSLE II, Raja of Satara 1749/1777, born June 1726, died 1777.
  • Maharaja Chhatrapati SHAHUJI RAO BHONSLE II, Raja of Satara 1777/1808, born 1763 as Vithoji Bhonsle, son of Trimbakji Bhonsle, Patil of Wavi, married and had issue. He died 3rd May 1808.
    • Maharaja Chhatrapati Pratapsinha Rao Bhonsle (qv)
    • Shrimant Ramchandra [alias Bhausaheb] Bhonsle, born 1795.
    • Maharaja Chhatrapati Shahuji Rao Bhonsle III (qv)
    • Maharaja Chhatrapati PRATAPSINHA RAO BHONSLE, Raja of Satara 1808/1839, born 1793, died sp 1847.
    • Maharaja Chhatrapati SHAHUJI RAO APPA SAHEB BHONSLE III, Raja of Satara 1839/1848, born 1802, married 16 wives, leaving issue, two daughters and six sons by concubines. He died 5th April 1848 [?October 1855].
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    • Chhatrapati Shrimant SHAHUMAHARAJ BHONSLE, Raja of Satara, born 28th October 1918, in the 11th generation descended from Maharaja Chhatrapati Shivaji Rao Bhonsle I, married 7th May 1939 in Dhar, Rani Urmila Devi [Sumitraraje] of Dhar, and had issue.
      • Chhatrapati Shrimant Pratapsinhraje Shahumaharaj Bhonsle [Dada Maharaj] (qv)
      • Shrimant Abhaysinhraje Shahumaharaj Bhonsle, born 16th May 1944 in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh; educated at Satara College, Satara, Maharashtra (B.A.); M.L.A. (Maharashtra) 1978/1980; Minister of State, Home, Irrigation, Command Area Development Authority and Agriculture, Maharashtra 1980/1982; Minister of State, Co-operation, Maharashtra 1983/85; Minister of State, General Administration and Public Works, Maharashtra 1985/1986; Minister of State, Home and Prisons, Maharashtra 1985/- ; Minister of State, General Administration and Public Works Department, Maharashtra 1985/1986; Cabinet Minister, Cooperation, Maharashtra 1988/1990; Cabinet Minister, Rural Development, Maharashtra 1991/-; Cabinet Minister, Cooperation, Maharashtra 1993/1995; Member of 12th Lok Sabha 1998/-; Member, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution and its Sub-Committee-B on Department of Sugar and Edible Oils 1998/1999; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Food and Consumer Affairs; Member of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research Society 1998/1999; he married 26th February 1970, Arunaraje A. Bhonsle, and had issue, one son and one daughter. He died February 2004. ("Suruchi" 118 Shukrawar, Peth, Satara - 415002, Maharashtra, India)
        • Shrimant Shivendraraje Abhaysinhraje Bhonsle, married Vedantikaraje S. Bhonsle, and has issue, one daughter and one son.
          • Runaliraje Bhonsle
          • Shrimant Rudranilraje Bhonsle.
        • Ojaswitharaje Bhonsle, married to Shrimant Satyajitsinh Gaekwad of Baroda, former M.P.  (Baroda), and has issue.
      • Shrimant Vijaysinh Shahumaharaj Bhonsle, presently working for British Telecom, married 1stly, a lady of the Sardar Jadhav family (sister of the Maharani of Baroda), married 2ndly, Shrimant Margaret (Raje Bhonsle), and has issue.(London, UK)
        • Shrimant (name unknown) Vijaysinh Bhonsle (by 1st wife), married 2003.
        • (name unknown) Raje Bhonsle (by 1st wife)
        • Anna Raje Bhonsle (by Margaret)
      • Shrimant Shivajirao Shahumaharaj Bhonsle
      • Shrimant Satwashilaraje Shahumaharaj Bhonsle, married Kanwar Akshob Singh, son of Rajkumar Chandra Bhan Singh of Kashipur, and his wife, Rajkumar Rani Rashal Manjari Devi, and has issue, one son and two daughters.
    • Chhatrapati Shri PRATAPSINHRAJE SHAHUMAHARAJ BHONSLE, Raja of Satara, born 18th April 1940, married Shrimant Kalpanaraje Pawar of Surgana, and had issue. He died 1970's in Jaslok Hospital.
      • Chhatrapati Shri Udayansinhraje Pratapsinhraje Bhonsle (qv)
    • Chhatrapati Shri UDAYANSINHRAJE PRATAPSINHRAJE BHONSLE, Raja of Satara (see above)





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