Bhawanrao Shriniwasrao Pant Pratinidhi

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Bhawanrao Shriniwasrao Pant Pratinidhi ( October 24, 1868 – April 13, 1951), popularly known as Balasaheb Pant Pratinidhi or Bhawanrao Balasaheb Pant Pratinidhi, was the ruler of the tiny princely state of Aundh in Maharashtra, India under British Raj during the period 1909 – 1947.

His son was Indian ambassador Apa Sahib (1912-1992).

'Hanuman Mistakes the Sun for a Fruit', a painting by Balasaheb Pant Pratinidhi

He was a man of letters, an accomplished painter, and an erudite musical kirtankar. He presided over Marathi Sahitya Sammelan held in Indore in 1935. He also served [1] as the President of the Poona Sarvajanik Sabha.