Madras Presidency


1st April 1949


433 Square Kilometers km²


14,999 (1892)

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INR 90,000

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Shrimant Maharaj Shri MURARIRAO RAJE YESHWANTRAO GHORPADE, Mamlukatmadar Senapati, present Raja of Sandur since October 1996. Born , married Rani Vasundhara Raje Gaekwad, daughter of HH Maharaja Gaekwad Sir Pratapsinhrao Gaekwad Sena Khas Khel Shamsher Bahadur of Baroda, and his first wife, HH Maharani Shanta Devi Saheb, and has issue.
  • Yuvaraj Shrimant Ajaysinh Raje Murairao Ghorpade
  • Rajkumar Shrimant Sujaisinh Raje Murarirao Ghorpade, born in Bangalore, married 11th November 1986, Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Tanyadevi Raje Ghorpade, born 8th March 19xx, daughter of Shrimant Khushal Dhawan of Delhi, and his wife, Shrimati Gulshan Dhawan, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
    • Rajkumari Supriya Raje Ghorpade, born 15th October 1988, educated at Queen Mary University of London, graduating in May 2010 with a degree in Economics and Finance.
    • Rajkumar Samarth Sujai Raje Ghorpade, born , presently (2008) studying at Rugby School, U.K.
  • Rajkumar Shrimant Kartikeya Raje Murarirao Ghorpade, born in Baroda, Chairman and Managing Director of Kartikeya Manganese and Iron Ore Pvt. Ltd.; married 5th December 1988 in Baroda, Shrimati Ambika Raje Ghorpade, and has issue, two daughters.
    • Shrimant Krutika Raje Ghorpade, born , presently (2011) studying for a B.Sc. in Economics from Royal Holloway, London University.
    • Shrimant Anushka Raje Ghorpade, born , presently (2011) studying for a B.Sc. in Hospitality from César Ritz in Switzerland.
  • Rajkumari Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Anuradha Raje, married 1989, Shrimant Viresh Dhaibar, and has issue, two sons.
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The state was founded about 1700. Rulers were.....
  • Shrimant SIDALJI GHORPADE, Chief of Sandur, married and had issue. He died .
    • Shrimant Gopalrao Sidaji Ghorpade (qv)
  • Shrimant GOPALRAO SIDAJI GHORPADE, Chief of Sandur 1731/1777, married and had issue.
    • Shrimant Shiva Rao Ghorpade II (qv)
  • Shrimant SHIVA RAO GHORPADE II, Chief of Sandur 1777/1785, married and had issue. He died .
    • Shrimant Sidalji Ghorpade II (qv)
  • Shrimant SIDALJI GHORPADE II, Chief of Sandur 1785/1796, married and had adoptive issue.
    • (A) Hindu Rao Shrimant Shiva Rao Ghorpade II (qv)
  • Hindu Rao Shrimant SHIVA RAO GHORPADE II, Chief of Sandur 1799(1818)/1840, died .
  • Hindu Rao Shrimant VENKATA RAO GHORPADE II, Chief of Sandur 1840/1861, he succeeded his uncle in 1840, married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Shrimant Shiva Sammukharao Ghorpade (qv)
    • Raja Shrimant Ramchandra Vithalrao Ghorpade (qv)
  • Raja Shrimant SHIVA SAMMUKHA RAO GHORPADE, Raja of Sandur 1861/1878, born , Raja [cr.1876], died .
  • Raja Shrimant RAMCHANDRA VITHALRAO GHORPADE, Raja of Sandur 1878/1892, born , succeeded 5th February 1879.
  • Raja Shrimant VENKATA RAO GHORPADE III, Raja of Sandur 1892/1927, born as the minor son of Shrimant Ramchandra Vithala Rao; he succeeded by adoption in 1892; died .
  • INTERREGNUM 1927/1928
  • Shrimant Maharaj Shri YESHWANTRAO HINDURAO ANNASAHEB GHORPADE, Mamlukatmadar Senapati, Raja of Sandur 1928/1996, born , he succeeded 5th May 1928 by adoption from Gajendragad, married 1929, and had issue. He died in .
    • Shrimant Maharaj Shri Murarirao Yeshwantrao Ghorpade (qv)
    • Rajkumar Shrimant Shivarao Yeshwantrao Raje Ghorpade, born .
    • Rajkumari Shri Vijayadevi Raje, born , married Sardar Shri Pratapsinhji Raoji Rane of Sankli, and has issue.
    • Rajkumar Shrimant Venkatrao Yeshwantrao Raje Ghorpade, born .
  • Shrimant Maharaj Shri MURARIRAO YESHWANTRAO GHORPADE, Raja of Sandur (see above)
  • Rani Shrimant Gayatri Raje Ghorpade, married 1997, Raja Babaji Rao Bhonsle Chatrapati of Tanjore, and has issue.
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