Udayanraje Bhosale

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Udayanraje Bhosale patil
Udayraje Bhosale.jpg
Bhosale on 21 April 2012
Member of the India Parliament
for Satara
Assumed office
Preceded by Laxmanrao Pandurang Jadhav (Patil)
Personal details
Born 24 February 1966
Nashik, Maharashtra
Nationality Indian
Political party Nationalist Congress Party
Spouse(s) Mrs. Damayantraje Bhosale
Children Veerpratapsinh Raje Bhosale, Nayantara Raje Bhosale
Residence Satara
Religion Hinduism

Udyanraje Bhonsle (born 24 February 1966) is the current & 13th direct descendant Chhatrapati' of Satara Bhonsle branch of the Maratha Empire and an Indian politician and member of the 16th Lok Sabha from Satara Constituency in Maharashtra state in India.[1] In the 2009 parliamentary elections, he was elected to the Lok Sabha as a Nationalist Congress Party candidate in May 2009 general elections by a margin of three lakh (300,000) votes. Before that, he was a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and the Minister for Revenue of Maharashtra in the Bharatiya Janata Party government.[2][3]

Bhonsle is the 13th Chhatrapati of the house of Satara of the Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, founder of the Maratha Empire.[4] He is married to Damayantiraje and has a son - Veerpratapsinhraje and a daughter Nayantararaje.[5]


  1. ^ Press Trust of India (21 June 2009). "NCP's problem; How to discipline maverick Udayan". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Datta, Saikat (28 November 2008). "350 years on, Afzal Khan is back in the news". Indian Express. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Verdict in high-profile murder trial on Friday". Times of India. 28 June 2001. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Anandan, Sujata (20 September 2009). "Chhatrapati's Children". Outlook. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Detailed Profile: Shri Udayanraje Pratapsingh Bhosale". Loksabha. Government of India. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 

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