Dr. B. R. Andhare

Profile Dr Andhare

Dr Bhalchandra Ramchandra Andhare along with his family members.     Sitting Samvid Chaitanya Andhare
Sitting on chair Mukund B. Andhare, Dr. Bhalchandra R. Andhare, Chaitanya B. Andhare
Standing Chinmay Mukund Andhare, Dr. Deepti M. Andhare, Mrs Mira B. Andhare, Dr. Anjali C. Andhare, Sanil C. Andhare

Read more


Numbers of Book published by
Dr B. R. Andhare on the Nagpur History

Read more


Honour to Dr Bhalchandra Ramchandra Andhare by various awards

Read more


"Itihas Sanshodhan Kendra", Nagpur is a Library & Resource centre of history for future generation research.

Read more

Raghuji III Bhonsle

Raghuji III Bhonsle (1818–1853), was the grandson of Raghuji II. He ascended the throne as a minor . The entire power rested in the hands of Sir Richard Jenkins the second resident because of the subsidiary alliance. Bakabai, wife of Raghuji II was the regent.

He came into power & took over administration in 1826, through a treaty between the BristishGovt& the Bhosales.In 1829 the Nagpur kingdom was divided into five Subhas: (1) Devgad above the Ghats; (2) Devgad below the Ghats, which included Nagpur and the surrounding region i.e. the region between the rivers Wardha and Wainganga; (3) region between Nagpur and Chhattisgarh; (4) Chandrapur together with the forest area and (5) Orissa. The strategic forts of Gavilgad, Naranala and Manikdurg (near Mahur) together with the territory attached to them for their maintenance were held by Raghuji III.

An able administrator he worked for the benefit of the masses.

His works include the construction of the three major bridges on the Nag river for better commutation.Being an ardent devotee of Mahadev he built many Shiv temples.Temples for all the Hindu dieties were built in the vicinity of the "Rukhmini Mandir" which were some of the best works of art and added to the architectural beauty of Nagpur.

His regime boasts of the construction of today's Maharajbaag zoo, and a garden Chimanbaag. Lakes at Kapsi added to the beautiful of Nagpur.

A visionary in his own way he came up with a Cooperative bank at the foot of Shukarvari Talao& started first Allopathic dispensary at Sitabuldi.

The idea of "Langarkhana" was sown and conceptualized in his regime.

Destiny played a cruel game on him. Being childless he was subdued and the ever increasing interference of the residents took a mighty toll on him driving him away towards the forbidden things and thus neglecting the administration.

The Britishers acknowledged him as the King who went all out his away to comfort the masses . He was thus considered one amongst them.

He died on 11th Dec1853.