|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
state was founded in 1733 with a grant by the Peshwa in inam
to Trimbakrao Patwardhan, third son of Bramhibhoot Harbhat
Buva Patwardhan, a Chitpawan Brahmin, with a division
occurring in 1811 and again in 1854. Kurundwad represents
the senior most line amongst the Patwardhan States.
Succession is by primogeniture. A sanad of
adoption was granted to the rulers of Kurundwad, though it
is the only line which is without any adoptions. The Chief
maintains a military force of 10 cavalry, 164 infantry,
and 2 guns (as of 1892). The rulers were...
- Haribhat Patwardhan, a Brahmin (priest) from the
area of Kinkan rose to distinction in 1722 during the
days of the second Peshwa, he was well known for his
piety, saintliness and Vedic lore, he was ancestor of
the Royal Families of Kurundwad, Budhgaon, Miraj,
Sangli and Tasgaon (lapsed in 1848), he married and
had issue. He died 1750.
- Balambhat Patwardhan
- Raghunath Bhat Patwardhan, married and had issue.
- Bramhibhoot Haribhat Buva Patwardhan, married
and had issue.
- Shrimant Trimbakrao I alias
Appasaheb Patwardhan (third son), founder of
Kurundwad (see below).
- Sardar Govind Hari Patwardhan (fourth son),
founder of Miraj,
he was granted the title of Sardar by the
Peshwa, married and had issue.
- Sardar Pandurangrao Patwardhan, married and
had issue. He died at an early age.
- Sardar Hariharrao Patwardhan, successor to
his father, but died at the age of 17 years.
- Sardar Chintamanrao Patwardhan I, ruled at
initially, but during one of his battles, he
was rumoured to have died and his uncle then
was crowned as his successor. When
Chintamanrao returned he was angry and left
the house with only an idol of Lord Ganesha
and vowed to set up another Capital for his
Jagir. As a result he established the city
of Sangli in
- Gangadharrao Patwardhan of Miraj.
- Mahadev Rao Patwardhan
- Ramchandra Rao Patwardhan (sixth son), married
and had issue.
- Parashuram Rao Patwardhan, married and had
issue, five sons.
- Ramchandra Rao Patwardhan, married and had
issue, one son.
- Shrimant Gopal Rao Ramchandra Rao
Patwardhan, founder of Jamkhandi
- Haripanth Patwardhan
- Madhav Rao Patwardhan, founder of the
Chinchanikar branch of Patwardhan family.
- Vinayak Rao Patwardhan
- Ganpat Rao Patwardhan, founder of the
Tasganv branch of Patwardhan family.
- Bhaskar Rao Patwardhan
- Tara Bai
- Krishna Bhat Patwardhan
- Meherban TRIMBAKRAO
APPASAHEB PATWARDHAN, 1st Chief of Kurundwad
1733/1771, married and had issue. He died 1771.
- Meherban Neelkanthrao Trimbakrao alias Dadasaheb
- Kanherrao Trimbakrao Patwardhan, founder of the
NEELKANTHRAO TRIMBAKRAO alias DADASAHEB PATWARDHAN,
2nd Chief of Kurundwad-Senior 1771, born 1726, during
his reign, gold coins were authorised by the Peshwa,
Madhavrao I, to be minted, and these were called
'Neelkantha' (#2) in his
honour; fought in the Battle of Moti Talav against
Hyder Ali where he was mortally wounded; married and
had issue. He was killed in the battle of Moti Talav
on 3rd March 1771, his body was brought to
Madhavpur-Belgaum in a palanquin and was cremated
there, and his samadhi is still present to this day.
- Meherban Raghunathrao I Nilkanthrao alias Dadasaheb
- Shivrao Nilkanthrao Patwardhan, founder of Vadi
RAGHUNATHRAO I NILKANTHRAO alias DADASAHEB
PATWARDHAN, 3rd Chief of Kurundwad-Senior
1771/1801, born 1750, married and had issue, one son.
He died 1801.
- Meherban Trimbakrao II Raghunathrao alias Appasaheb
- Meherban TRIMBAKRAO
II RAGHUNATHRAO alias
APPASAHEB PATWARDHAN, 4th Chief of
Kurundwad-Senior 1801/-, in 1811 the state of Shedbal
was formed, but it lapsed in 1857 to the British
government in default of a male heir, married and had
- Meherban Keshavrao Trimbakrao alias Babasaheb
- Meherban KESHAVRAO
TRIMBAKRAO alias BABASAHEB] PATWARDHAN, 5th
Chief of Kurundwad-Senior -/1827, he signed the Treaty
of Pandharpur with the English Crown in 1819; married
and had issue. He died 1827.
- Meherban Raghunathrao II Keshavrao alias Dadasaheb
- Hariharrao Keshavrao aalias Bhausaheb Patwardhan
[?Ganpatrao], Co-Ruler of Kurundwad-Jnr
- Vinayakrao Keshavrao alias Appasaheb Patwardhan,
Co-Ruler of Kurundwad-Jnr
- Trimbakrao Keshavrao alias Abbasaheb Patwardhan,
Co-Ruler of Kurundwad-Jnr, died spl 1869,
and his share was transferred to Ganpatrao and
RAGHUNATHRAO II KESHAVRAO alias DADASAHEB PATWARDHAN,
6th Chief of Kurundwad-Senior 1827/1876, born 1812. On
the 5th of April 1854 the state was split into Senior
and Junior branches, with Raghunathrao continuing the
line in Kurundwad Senior. He died 1876.
CHINTAMANRAO I RAGHUNATHRAO alias BALASAHEB
PATWARDHAN, 7th Chief of Kurundwad-Senior
1876/1908, born 14th February 1849, he succeeded to
the gadi on
25th January 1876 (#1),
married and had issue. He died 1908.
- Meherban Bhalchandrarao I Chintamanrao alias Annasaheb
- Meherban Shrimant Raja Sir Madhavrao II Harihar alias Babasaheb
Patwardhan, he was selected to succeed the childless
late Raja of Miraj
- Shrimant Soubhagyavati Yamutai alias
Akkasaheb, born 1908, married Mr. M. D. Bhat B.A.,
BHALCHANDRARAO I CHINTAMANRAO alias
ANNASAHEB PATWARDHAN, 8th Chief of
Kurundwad-Senior 1908/1927, born 12th May 1873,
married Ranisahib Shrimant Sita Bai Sahib alias Masisahib
of the Kale family of Tasgaon and Poona, born 1901,
died 1969, Regent of Kurundwad Senior 1927/1942 during
the minority of her son; and had issue. He died 1927.
- Raja Shrimant Chintamanrao II Bhalchandrarao alias Balasaheb
- Raja Shrimant
CHINTAMANRAO II BHALCHANDRARAO alias
BALASAHEB PATWARDHAN, 9th Raja of
Kurundwad-Senior 1927/1980, born 13th February 1921
and succeeded to the gadi on 10th September 1927 (#3), married Rani Shrimant
Vijayadevi, born 4th January 1927, daughter of Raja
Shrimant Sir Raghunathrao II Shankarrao Babasaheb
Pandit Pant Sachiv of Bhor.
He died 15th January 1980.
- Raja Shrimant
BHALCHANDRARAO II CHINTAMANRAO PATWARDHAN,
Raja of Kurundwad-Senior (see above)
- Shashikala Devi Pant Amatya [late Rajmata of Bavda],
of the Sardar Raste family and grand-daughter of the
Raja of Kurundwad, married (as his second wife), the
Raja of Bavda (married 1stly, a Princess of
Jamkhandi), widowed at 29 years, died January 2005