Shahaji II

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Shahaji II
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Maharaja of Kolhapur
Reign 1947-1949
Predecessor Shivaji VII
Successor Shahu II
Born (1910-04-04)4 April 1910
Died 9 May 1983(1983-05-09) (aged 73)
Mumbai, India
Religion Hinduism

Shahaji II (formerly Vikramsinhrao (Nana Sahib) Puar) (4 April 1910 – 9 May 1983) of the Bhonsle dynasty of the Marathas, was the Maharaja of Kolhapur between 1947 and 1949.[1] Before adoption to the Gadi of Kolhapur, he was the Maharaja of Dewas State (senior) between 1937 and 1947, when he abdicated. He was the first Maharaja of Kolhapur to be adopted from the Puar dynasty.

He was the son of Maharaja Tukoji Rao III Puar of Dewas Senior. His grandson Shahu II from his eldest daughter succeeded him as the titular Maharaja of Kolhapur .[1]

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Shahaji II
Born: 4 April 1910 Died: 9 May 1983
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Tukojirao III
(as Maharaja of Dewas (senior))
Maharaja of Dewas (senior)
1937–1947
Succeeded by
Krishnajirao III
Preceded by
Shivaji VII
(as Maharaja of Kolhapur)
Maharaja of Kolhapur
1947–1949
Succeeded by
Monarchy abolished
(Merge within the Dominion of India)
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
None; monarchy abolished in 1948
— TITULAR —
Maharaja of Kolhapur
1949–1971
Reason for succession failure:
Royal titles & privy purse abolished by Government of India
Succeeded by
Shahu II