Bhavnagar State

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Bhavnagar State
ભાવનગર
Princely State
1723–1948
Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Bhavnagar
Location of Bhavnagar State in Saurashtra
History
 -  Established 1723
 -  Indian independence 1948
Area
 -  1891 7,669 km2 (2,961 sq mi)
Population
 -  1891 464,671 
Density 60.6 /km2  (156.9 /sq mi)
Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Bhavnagar State was a princely state in Saurashtra during the British Raj. Its last ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union on 15 February 1948.[1]

The Bhavnagar State Railway was named after this state.

History[edit]

The predecessor state named Sejakpur was founded in 1194. In 1723 the city of Bhavnagar was founded and the state was named after it. In 1807 Bhavnagar State became a British protectorate.[2]

Rulers[edit]

Bhavnagar State was ruled by Rajputs belonging to the Gohil dynasty.[3]

Thakur Sahibs[edit]

  • 1660 - 1703 Ratanji II Akherajji (b. 16.. - d. 1703)
  • 1703 - 1764 Bhavsinhji I Ratanji (b. 1683 - d. 1764)
  • 1764 - 1772 Akherajji III Bhavsimhji (b. 1714 - d. 1772)
  • 1772 - 1816 Wakhatsimhji Akherajji (b. 1748 - d. 1816)
  • 1816 - 1852 Wajesimhji Wakhatsimhji (b. 1780 - d. 1852)
  • 1852 - 1854 Akherajji IV Bhavsimhji (b. 1817 - d. 1854)
  • 1854 - 11 Apr 1870 Jashwantsimhji Bhavsimhji (b. 1827 - d. 1870) (from 24 May 1866, Sir Jashwantsimhji Bhavsimhji)
  • 11 Apr 1870 - 29 Jan 1896 Takhatsimhji Jashwantsimhji (b. 1858 - d. 1896) (from 24 May 1881, Sir Takhatsimhji Jashwantsimhji)
  • 11 Apr 1870 - Mar 1877 Azam Gavarishankar (b. 1805 - d. 1891) Udayashankar -Regent
  • 29 Jan 1896 - 1 Jan 1918 Bhavsimhji II Takhatsimhji (b. 1875 - d. 1919) (from 24 Jun 1904, Bhavsimhji II Takhatsimhji)(personal style Maharaja Rao from 1 Jan 1909)

Maharaja Raos[edit]

  • 1 Jan 1918 - 16 Jul 1919 Sir Bhavsimhji II Takhatsimhji (s.a.)
  • 16 Jul 1919 - 15 Aug 1947 Krishnakumarsimhji Bhavsimhji (b. 1912 - d. 1965) (from 9 Jun 1938, Sir Krishnakumarsimhji Bhavsimhji)
  • 16 Jul 1919 - 18 Apr 1931 Sir Pattani Prabhashankar (b. 1862 - d. 1938) Dalpatram - Regent (chairman of council administration)

Dewans (chief ministers)[edit]

  • 1846 - 1879 Azam Gaurishankar Udayashankar (s.a.)
  • 1902 - 1937 Sir Pattani Prabhashankar (s.a.) Dalpatram
  • 1937 - Jan 1948 Anantrai Prabhashankar Pattani

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 28°46′N 72°09′E / 28.76°N 72.15°E / 28.76; 72.15