Aundh State

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Aundh State
Princely State of British Raj


Flag of Aundh


Location of Aundh
Aundh State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
 •  Established 1699
 •  Independence of India 1948
 •  1881 1,298 km2 (501 sq mi)
 •  1881 58,916 
Density 45.4 /km2  (117.6 /sq mi)
Today part of Maharashtra, India
 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Aundh". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Aundh State was a Maratha princely state in the British Raj, in the Deccan States Agency division of the Bombay Presidency. It was one of the Satara Jagirs, and was founded in 1699. Its area was 1298 square kilometers and its capital was Aundh. The flag of Aundh was a rectangular orange banner. The state suffered severely from the plague of 1911.


Aundh State was founded by Parshuram Tryambak Pant Pratinidhi who was a Maratha General and administrator during the reign of Maratha rulers, Chhatrapati Sambhaji and Chhatrapati Rajaram. He played a prominent role in re-capturing forts like Panhala Fort, Ajinkyatara (at Satara), Bhupalgad from Moguls during period of 1700-1705.

The last ruler of Aundh was Raja Bhavan Rao Shrinivas (Bala Sahib). The state joined the Union of India on 8 March 1948.[1][2]


Aundh's Hindu rulers used the title of "Pant Pratinidhi".

Foundation of the state Aundh
1690[3] / 1699
Princes (Rajas), with the title Pant Pratinidhi[3]
From To Raja Born Died
1697 1718-05-27 Parusharam Trimbak 1660 1718
1718 1746-11-25 Shrinivasrao Parashuram 1746
1746 1754 Jagjivanrao Parashuram
1754 1776-04-05 Shrinivasrao Gangadhar 1776
1776 1777-08-30 Bhavanrao 1777
1777-08-30 1848-06-11 Parashuramrao Shrinivas "Thoto Pant"
(Peshwa prisoner 1806-1818)
1777 1848
1848-06-11 1901 Shrinivasrao Parashuram "Anna Sahib" 1833-11-27 1901
1901 1905 Parashuramrao Shrinivas "Dada Sahib" 1858-02-17 1905
1905-11-03 1909-11-04 Gopalkrishnarao Parashuram "Nana Sahib"
1909-11-04 1947-08-15 Bhawanrao Shriniwasrao Pant Pratinidhi "Bala Sahib" 1868-10-24 1951-04-13
From To Raja Born Died
1944 1948 Parshuram Rao Pant 1912-09-11 1992-10-05

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Coordinates: 17°32′45″N 74°22′30″E / 17.54583°N 74.37500°E / 17.54583; 74.37500