MIRAJ Junior (Princely State)

AREA: 508.94 kmē (1941)
PRIVY PURSE: Rs 50,454 ACCESSION: 8th March 1948
STATE: Bombay DYNASTY: Patwardhan RELIGION: Hindu
AGENCY: Southern Maratha Country States Agency (1931)
POPULATION: 40,686 (1941)
REVENUE: Rs 3,68,515 (1939)



PRESENT RULER: Meherban Shrimant Raja (name unknown) Patwardhan, Raja of Miraj Junior since 22nd January 1972
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:The state of Miraj was founded before 1750 and split into Senior and Junior branch's in 1820. The state was placed in direct political relations with the Government of India from 1st April 1933. The State can try its own subjects as well as the subjects of other states for capital offences, and can make its own legislature. Rulers were...
  1. Raja MADHAVRAO I PATWARDHAN, 1st Raja of Miraj Junior 1820/1845

  2. Raja LAKSHMANRAO I alias ANNASAHEB PATWARDHAN, 2nd Raja of Miraj Junior 1845/1876, born 1807, died 1876.

  3. Raja HARIHARRAO alias DADASAHEB PATWARDHAN, 3rd Raja of Miraj Junior 1876/1877, died sp in 1877.

  4. Raja LAKSHMANRAO II alias ANNA AHEB PATWARDHAN, 4th Raja of Miraj Junior 1877/1899, died 7th February 1899.

  5. Rani Parbati Bai Sahiba 1899/1909 (regent)

  6. Meherban Shrimant Raja Sir MADHAVRAO II HARIHAR alias  BABASAHEB PATWARDHAN K.C.I.E., 5th Raja of Miraj Junior 1899/1950, born 4th March 1889 as the second son of Shrimant Chintamanrao alias Balasaheb Patwardhan, Chief of Kurundwad Senior, he succeeded by selection on 16th December 1899 (#1), educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; invested with full ruling powers on 17th March 1909 (#2 p.22); he was awarded the Silver Coronation Delhi Durbar Medal in 1911, he was conferred with the title of Raja as a hereditary distinction on 9th June 1938; he was made a K.C.I.E. in 1936; married Shrimant Saubhagyavati Thakutaisaheb, daughter of Meherban Krishnarao Madhavrao Peshwe of Poona, and had issue, three sons and three daughters. He died 6th May 1950.
    • Meherban Shrimant Raja Chintamanrao Madhavrao alias Balasaheb Patwardhan (qv)
    • Shrimant Rajkumar Hariharrao Madhavrao alias Dadasaheb Patwardhan, born 23rd May 1911 (#2 p.22).
    • Shrimant Rajkumar Krishnarao Madhavrao alias Appasaheb Patwardhan, born 29th May 1916 (#2 p.22).

  7. Meherban Shrimant Raja CHINTAMANRAO MADHAVRAO alias BALASAHEB PATWARDHAN, 6th Raja of Miraj Junior 1950/1972, born 3rd December 1909 (#2 p.22), died 22nd January 1972.
1. "Indian Annual Register" , N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945
2. "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