Rajaram II

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Rajaram II (31 July 1897 – 26 November 1940) of the Bhonsle dynasty, was the Maharaja of Kolhapur from 1922–1940, succeeding his father Maharaja Shahaji II. A benevolent ruler, he was instrumental in the uplifting of the dalits and depressed castes in his state. He also established the Kolhapur High Court, modern housing developments, an updated water-supply system, free primary education and higher-level female education. As he only left a daughter at his death, he was succeeded by a distant relation, Shivaji V.

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  • 1897-1922: Shrimant Yuvaraja Rajaram II Chhatrapati Maharaj Bhonsle
  • 1922-1924: His Highness Kshatriya-Kulawatasana Sinhasanadhishwar, Shrimant Rajashri Rajaram II Chhatrapati Maharaj Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Kolhapur
  • 1924-1927: His Highness Kshatriya-Kulawatasana Sinhasanadhishwar, Shrimant Rajashri Sir Rajaram II Chhatrapati Maharaj Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Kolhapur, GCIE
  • 1927-1931: Lieutenant-Colonel His Highness Kshatriya-Kulawatasana Sinhasanadhishwar, Shrimant Rajashri Sir Rajaram II Chhatrapati Maharaj Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Kolhapur, GCIE
  • 1931-1937: Lieutenant-Colonel His Highness Kshatriya-Kulawatasana Sinhasanadhishwar, Shrimant Rajashri Sir Rajaram II Chhatrapati Maharaj Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Kolhapur, GCSI, GCIE
  • 1937-1940: Colonel His Highness Kshatriya-Kulawatasana Sinhasanadhishwar, Shrimant Rajashri Sir Rajaram II Chhatrapati Maharaj Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Kolhapur, GCSI, GCIE
  • 1940: Brigadier His Highness Kshatriya-Kulawatasana Sinhasanadhishwar, Shrimant Rajashri Sir Rajaram II Chhatrapati Maharaj Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Kolhapur, GCSI, GCIE

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Rajaram II
Bhonsle Dynasty (Kolhapur line)
Born: 31 July 1897 Died: 26 November 1940
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Shahaji II
(as Maharaja of Kolhapur)
Maharaja of Kolhapur
1922–1940
Succeeded by
Shivaji V