Shahoji II

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Shahaji II
Maharaja of Kolhapur
Reign 1947-1949
Predecessor Shivaji VII
Born (1910-04-04)4 April 1910
Died 9 May 1983(1983-05-09) (aged 73)
Bombay, British Raj
Issue 3 daughters and 1 son
Religion Hinduism

Shahaji II (also Shahoji II) (formerly Vikramsinhrao (Nana Sahib) Puar) (4 April 1910 – 9 May 1983) of the Bhonsle dynasty of the Marathas, was the last ruling Maharaja of Kolhapur from 1947-1949. Before adoption to the Gadi of Kolhapur, he was the Maharaja of Dewas State (senior) from 1937–1947. He was the first Maharaja of Kolhapur to be adopted from the Puar dynasty. He was the son of Maharaja Tukoji Rao III Puar of Dewas Senior.

His son Krishnajirao III succeeded him as the titular ruler of Dewas State (Senior).

His grandson Sambhaji Raje Chhatrapati from his eldest daughter succeeded him as the titular Maharaja of Kolhapur.

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Shahoji II
Born: 4 April 1910 Died: 9 May 1983
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Tukojirao III
(as Maharaja of Dewas (senior))
Maharaja of Dewas (senior)
Succeeded by
Krishnajirao III
Preceded by
Shivaji V
(as Maharaja of Kolhapur)
Maharaja of Kolhapur
Succeeded by
Monarchy abolished
(Merge within the Republic of India)
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
None; monarchy abolished in 1948
Maharaja of Kolhapur
Reason for succession failure:
Royal titles & privy purse abolished by Government of India
Succeeded by
Shahu II