KURUNDWAD Junior

(Princely State)

Coat of Arms Kurundwad Junior
AREA: 295 km² PRIVY PURSE: 49,720Rs ACCESSION: 8th March 1948
STATE: Bombay DYNASTY: Patwardhan RELIGION: Hindu
AGENCY: Southern Maratha Country States Agency (1931) POPULATION: 55,908 (1948) POPULATION: 270,928 (1931)



PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE: Raja Shrimant HARIHARRAO RAGHUNATHRAO alias BAPUSAHEB PATWARDHAN B.Com., joint-Raja of Kurundwad Junior and First Class Sardar of the Deccan, since 19th February 2007.
born 15th June 1955 at Belgaum, married 6th January 1978, Akhand Soubhagyavati Shrimant Rani Ramadevi [Alakananda], born 13th May 1957, daughter of Shrikrishna Patwardhan of Pune, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
  • Yuvaraj Shri Ganpatrao Hariharrao alias Babasaheb (Harshwardhan) Patwardhan, born 6th January 1980, educated in the USA for higher studies and is presently (2009) working for Sun Microsystems Inc.,USA.; married on 2nd September 2010, to Kumari Manasi Sharma, daugher of Shri Shireesh Sharma, and his wife, Soubhagyavati Renu Sharma.
  • Rajkumari Revatiraje [Yamunaraje] Patwardhan, born 23rd June 1984, presently (2006) completing her higher studies; married 29th November 2008 at the Palace, Shrimant Satyajeet Nayak.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The parent state was founded in 1733 by Meherban Raja Trimbakrao I alias Appasaheb Patwardhan (see Kurundwad-Snr), and represents the senior most line amongst the Patwardhans. The state later split into Senior and Junior lines on 5th April 1854, with Meherban Shrimant Raghunathrao continuing the Senior Line and his three younger brothers ruling jointly in Kurundwad Junior. The youngest brother died without issue, and the descendants of the two middle brothers continued to rule jointly to 1947. Till the date of merger, Ganptai Utsav was celebrated throughout the State, even in mosques. At the time of Merger, the State handed over to the Indian Union, just under rupees one million in cash, in addition to the state lands and state buildings. It is interesting to note that Kurundwad is the only line which is without any adoptions. The Chiefs of Kurundwad Junior maintain a military force of 12 cavalry, 306 infantry, and 1 gun (as of 1892). The rulers (from 1854) were....


LINE I


  • Meherban Raja Shrimant HARIHARRAO KESHAVRAO alias BHAUSAHEB PATWARDHAN, Joint Raja of Kurundwad Junior 1854/-, he succeeded 5th April 1854 (#1) , married and had issue.
    • Meherban Raja Shrimant Ganpatrao Hariharrao alias Bapusaheb Patwardhan (qv)
  • Meherban Raja Shrimant TRIMBAKRAO KESHAVRAO alias ABASAHEB PATWARDHAN, Joint Raja of Kurundwad Junior 1854/1869, died sp in 1869.
  • Meherban Raja Shrimant GANPATRAO I HARIHARRAO alias BAPUSAHEB PATWARDHAN, Joint Raja of Kurundwad Junior 1854/1899, born 1837/1839, he succeeded to the gadi on 5th April 1854 (#1), he performed the first Land survey of the State in 1877; he also passed an order allowing people of any caste or creed, the right to enter any temple for Darshan (this credit is normally given to Rajarishi Maharaja Shahu of Kolhapur); he was the first Indian Ruler to be asked by the British to Rule two States at the same time, namely, his own and that of the State of Ramdurg; married 1stly, 1855, Rani Saraswatibai [Yogabai], born 1843, died 1858, daughter of Bajirao II Peshwa, the last Prime Minister of the Maratha Kingdom, married 2ndly, a daughter of Mr. Mujumdar, died young, married 3rdly, a daughter of Mr. Chitale, and had issue. He died 1899.
    • Meherban Raja Shrimant Madhavrao Ganpatrao alias Bhausaheb Patwardhan (qv)
    • Rajkumari Yamunaraje, married Sachiv Vyankatrao Yogirao Bhave, Chief of Ramdurg, and had issue.
  • Meherban Raja Shrimant MADHAVRAO GANPATRAO alias BHAUSAHEB PATWARDHAN, Joint Raja of Kurundwad Junior 1899/1931, born 6th December 1875 and succeeded 29th July 1899 (#2), the Civil and Criminal jurisdiction was vested in only the one Raja Saheb; he was invested with full ruling powers in 1912; married Rani Seetabai Paranjape, and had issue, one son only. He died 1931.
    • Raja Shrimant Ganpatrao II Madhavrao alias Bapusaheb Patwardhan (qv)
  • Meherban Raja Shrimant VINAYAKRAO PATWARDHAN, Joint Raja of Kurundwad Junior 1911/1931
  • Raja Shrimant GANPATRAO II MADHAVRAO alias BAPUSAHEB PATWARDHAN, Joint Raja of Kurundwad Junior 1931/1942, born 1899; educated at Bombay University; married Rani Ramabai, died 1944, daughter of Mr. Jog, and had issue, two sons and two daughters. He died 9th November 1942.
    • Meherban Raja Shrimant Raghunathrao Ganpatrao alias Dadasaheb Patwardhan (qv)
    • Shrimant Gajananrao Ganpatrao [Dilipsinh] Patwardhan, born 1930. He died unmarried 11th November 2009.
    • Rajkumari Shakuntalaraje, born 1923, married 1946, Mr. Jadhav of Mumbai (marraige was not recognized by the Rajasaheb). She died 2003
    • Rajkumari Padmavatiraje, born 1925, married 1947, Mr. Balkrishna alias Bhausaheb Sulakhe, of Barshi, and had issue, two sons and two daughters.
  • Hon. Major Raja Shrimant RAGHUNATHRAO GANPATRAO alias DADASAHEB PATWARDHAN, Joint Raja of Kurundwad Junior 1942/2007, born 1922; Hon. A.D.C. to the 1st President of India, recipient of the Independence Medal, Hereditary recipient of King George V Silver Jubilee and also King George VI Coronation Medals; married 1943, Akhand Soubhagyavati Shrimant Rani Sudakshinadevi Patwardhan, daughter of Kashinath Khanvilkar of Mumbai, born 1926, died 22nd September 2005, and had issue, four daughters and one son. He died 19th February 2007 at Belgaum aged 85 years.
    • Rajkumari Urmilaraje Patwardhan, born 21st April 1944, married a Mr. Deshmukh.
    • Rajkumari Indumatiraje Patwardhan, born 9th May 1947, married a Mr. Booty.
    • Rajkumari Mangalaraje Patwardhan, born 15th October 1948, married a Mr. Gogate.
    • Rajkumari Nandiniraje, born 21st September 1950, married a Mr. Phadke.
    • Meherban Raja Hariharrao Raghunathrao alias Bapusaheb Patwardhan (qv)
  • Raja Shrimant HARIHARRAO RAGHUNATHRAO alias BAPUSAHEB PATWARDHAN, Joint Raja of Kurundwad Junior (see above)

LINE II



  • Meherban Raja Shrimant VINAYAKRAO KESHAVRAO alias APPASAHEB PATWARDHAN, Joint Raja of Kurundwad Junior 1854/1876, born 1823, succeeded 5th April 1854 (#1), married and had issue.
    • Meherban Raja Shrimant Hariharrao Vinayakrao alias Dajisaheb Patwardhan (qv)

  • Meherban Raja Shrimant HARIHARRAO VINAYAKRAO alias DAJISAHEB PATWARDHAN, Joint Raja of Kurundwad Junior 1876/1911, born 1852, married to Rani Ramabai (née Jog), and had issue, five sons.
    • Meherban Raja Shrimant Vinayakrao Hariharrao alias Nanasaheb Patwardhan (qv)
    • Meherban Raja Shrimant Trimbakrao Hariharrao alias Abasaheb Patwardhan (qv)
    • Shrimant Moreshwarrao Hariharrao alias Appasaheb Patwardhan, married Sarswatibai, daughter of Mr. Phalke, and has issue, one son.
      • Shrimant Keshavrao Moreshwarrao Patwardhan
    • Shrimant Nilkanthrao Hariharrao alias Dadasaheb Patwardhan, married Parvatibai, daughter of Mr. Bivalkar, and has issue, one son.
      • Shrimant Hariharrao Patwardhan
    • Shrimant Dhundirao Hariharrao alias Bhayasaheb Patwardhan, married Annapurnabai, died 1985, daughter of Mr. Karve, and has issue, two son.
      • Shrimant Chintaman Dhundiraj alias Balasaheb Patwardhan, married and had issue, five sons. He died 18th March 1996.
        • Shrimant Raghunath alias Balasaheb Patwardhan, married and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
          • Shrimant Sanjay Raghunath Patwardhan, married and has issue, two sons.
            • Shrimant Sagar Sanjay Patwardhan
            • Shrimant Sanket Sanjay Patwardhan
          • Shrimant Sunil Raghunath Patwardhan, married and has issue, two daughters.
            • Sujata Sunil Patwardhan
            • Shubhada Sunil Patwardhan
          • Sunita Raghunath Patwardhan, married Shri Vijay Atmaram Bedekar
        • Shrimant Vinayak Chintaman Patwardhan, married and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
          • Kanchan Vinayak Patwardhan, she married Shri Sachin Kulkarni of Kurundvad, and has issue, two sons.
          • Shrimant Hemant Vinayak Patwardhan, died 15th September 2003.
          • Shrimant Shripad Vinayak Patwardhan
        • Shrimant Dilip Chintaman Patwardhan, married and has issue.
          • Shrimant Sachin Dilip Patwardhan, married and has issue, one daughter.
            • Riya Sachin Patwardhan
          • Shrimant Kapil Dilip Patwardhan
        • Shrimant Jayant Chintaman Patwardhan, married and has issue, one son and one daughter.
          • Shrimant Ambrish Jayant Patwardhan, married and has issue, one son.
            • Yash Ambrish Patwardhan
          • Swapnali Jayant Patwardhan, married Shri Mandar Kelkar of Kalyan, and has issue, one daughter.
        • Shrimant Prakash Chintaman Patwardhan, married and has issue.
          • Sharduli Prakash Patwardhan, she married Shri Vinit Kulkarni of Pune, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
          • Tejaswini Prakash Patwardhan, she married Shri Sachin Parandkar of Barshi, and has issue, one daughter.
          • Shrimant Heramb Prakash Patwardhan
      • Shrimant Parshuram Dhundirao Patwardhan, born 3rd March 1925 in Kurundwad, educated at S.S.C., married Sushiladevi, died 2007, and had issue, one son and two daughters. He died 23rd April 2006.
        • Anjalidevi Patwardhan
        • Shrimant Narendrakumar Patwardhan
        • Vaijayantidevi Patwardhan
  • Meherban Raja Shrimant VINAYAKRAO HARIHARRAO alias NANASAHEB PATWARDHAN, Joint Raja of Kurundwad Junior 1911/1932, born 27th March 1877, married Rani Gangabai, daughter of Mr. Lagu, and had issue, one daughter. He died 1932.
    • Rajkumari Malatibai, born 189x, married Shrimant Vinayakrao Peshwe, descendant of the Peshwas of Poona. She died 1923.
  • Meherban Raja Shrimant TRIMBAKRAO HARIHARRAO alias BAPU SAHEB PATWARDHAN, Joint Raja of Kurundwad Junior 1932/1934, married Rani Umabai, daughter of Mr. Joshi of Jamkhandi, and had issue, one son and four daughters. He died 1934.
    • Meherban Raja Ganpatrao Trimbakrao alias Tatyasaheb Patwardhan (qv)
    • Rajkumari Taisaheb, married Mr. Raste.
    • Rajkumari Leelatai, married Mr. Purandare.
    • Rajkumari Chiutai, married Mr. Kibe.
    • Rajkumari Sarlatai married Lt.-Col. Bhaiyasaheb Purandare.
  • Meherban Raja Shrimant GANPATRAO TRIMBAKRAO alias TATYASAHEB PATWARDHAN, Joint Raja of Kurundwad Junior 1934/2004, born 1923, married Rani Ushadevi Govindrao Madgavkar, a previously married lady with two sons, and as a result, this marriage was not recognized by the Government of India, and had issue, one son and one daughter. He died 1st December 2004 in Bangalore.
    • Meherban Raja Govindrao Ganpatrao Patwardhan (qv)
    • Rajkumari Leelabai, married (div.), Sardar Malharrao Purandare.
  • Meherban Raja Shrimant GOVINDRAO GANPATRAO PATWARDHAN, present Joint Raja of Kurundwad Junior and First Class Sardar of the Deccan since the 1st of December 2004.
The Help of Abhijit Malwade is gratefully acknowledged, March 2006, October 2006, February 2007 and January/March/November 2009.
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2. "Indian Annual Register" , N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945
3. "List Of Ruling Princes And Chiefs In Political Relations With The Government Of Bombay And Their Leading Officials Nobles And Personages", Calcutta: Government of India Central Publication Branch, 1931