Historical Photographs associated with my family. Happy Republic Day.🇮🇳🇮🇳
Big size framed Tamil Newspaper cut (dated 18/3/1963) at Pattukottai showing the news of my great grandfather,Prince Pratap Simha Rajah Bhosle donated pistols, guns and two lakh forty thousand soverigns of gold to Indian Government as a war fund and it was been received by the then C.M of Madras, M.Baktavachalam at Sadar Mahal Palace,Tanjore.
Former TamilNadu Chief Minister, M.G.R (M.G Ramachandran) visit to Sadar Mahal Palace,Thanjavur. He was accompanied by my grandfather, H.H Prince Tulajendra Rajah Bhosle.
Former CM of TamilNadu, Kamarajar’s (extreme left) visit to Thanjavur Brihadeshwara temple with Dr.Rajendra Prasad (second from right) former President of India. He was the first president of the Republic of India. They were accompanied by H.H Prince Rajaram Rajah Bhosle, cousin of my grandfather.
Former president of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad been shown some of the valuable manuscripts at the Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji’s Sarasvati Mahal Library (TMSSML), when he visited the place in August, 1958. Kamaraj, former C.M of Tamilnadu is also seen (extreme left). The Library named after my forefather, King Serfoji II is known for its rich collection of ancient manuscripts.
Former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi’s visit to Thanjavur Brihadeshwara Temple in the year 1965 A.D. Next to Indira Gandhi, H.H Prince Rajaram RajeBhosle is seen.He accompanied her.
Former C.M of Tamilnadu, Dr. MGR and former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi visit to Thanjavur Brihadeshwara Temple. They were accompanied by H.H Prince Rajaram Raje Bhosle.
The Father of our Nation stood for non-violence and peace and he believed that nothing but the truth shall prevail.
Note written by Mahatma Gandhi on Prince H.H Rajaram RajeBhosle 👇.
“H.H Prince Rajaram Raje Saheb is the Prince and Hereditary trustee of Thanjavur Palace Devastanams.He has 90 temples under his Charge including the famous temple called Sri.Brihadeshwara.He has thrown open all these temples to harijans as a purely voluntary act of reparation to harijans ans thus hastened the process of purification that Hinduism is going through.It is a great and good thing that this Raja saheb has done. He deserves the congratulations of all those who believe that untouchability is a blot on “Hinduism” Segaon, Dated 29-7-1939 (Sd.) -M.K GANDHI”.
Source: The Great Temple at Tanjore, Tamil University Publication.
My great grandfather,H.H Prince Pratap Simha Rajah Bhosle (4th descendent of King Serfoji ll) greeting Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar and his wife at Sadar Mahal Palace,Thanjavur during their visit. G.V Mavalankar (27 November 1888 – 27 February 1956) was an independence activist, the President (from 1946 to 1947) of the Central Legislative Assembly, then Speaker of the Constituent Assembly of India and later the first Speaker of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India.
C.Subramaniam was known as Father of Green Revolution, he was a Food minister and then became a Finance minister for Government of India. My father, H.H Prince Serfoji Rajah Bhosle (elder son of Prince Tulajendra Rajah Bhosle) is seen next to C.subramaniam. E.V.K sampath former M.P is seen standing next to my father. Photo Duration: 1972.
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