Dr. B. R. Andhare

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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

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

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Honour to Dr Bhalchandra Ramchandra Andhare by various awards

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

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Raghoji II Bhonsle

Raghoji II Bhonsle was the Maratha ruler of the Kingdom of Nagpur in Central India from 1788 to 1816.

It was a golden period when he ruled for glorious 28 years.

Being of religious bent and with an equal urge to do good to his people he constructed many temples, of Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva & Lord Laxminarayanthe Hindu deities. Even today we find these temples echoing history in the form of the "Laxminarayan temple" at Sakaradara, "Murlidhar Temple" at Tulsibaag on the bank of river Nag, and Shiva Mandir, Pataleshawar to name a few.

He was a visionary par excellence who brought about the beautification of Nagpur in that era. He builtbeautiful gardens as per the Mughal architecture at Telankhadi, Sakaradara, Sonegaon and many other places which served as picnic spots and had resorts for the elite few to stay. A great animal lover he established a huge Zoo which had many great visitors.

Today Nagpur is known for its juicy oranges, but few know that the credit for this goes to Raghoji II, who went all out of his way and procured orange saplings from Sialkot, today's Pakistan. A true diplomat, Raghuji II, handled tactfully the British diplomats who came with the agenda of Subsidiary Alliance.

He ruled over a vast kingdom which included the Easterrn regions of India -Orrisa, Chattisgarh, Central India, right uptothe western parts ieKhandesh.The southern belt under his kingdom spread upto the river Godavari,and the northern stretched upto river Narmada.

Raghoji died on 16th March 1816 at Nagpur and with his death departed all wisdom and moderation of the Bhosala rule.

Raghuji II was known as the architect of modern Nagpur.