Krishnajirao III

Krishnajirao III (12 May 1932 – 21 January 1999), belonging to the Puar dynasty of the Marathas, was the third and last reigning Maharaja of Dewas State (senior), reigning from 23 March 1947 to 27 June 1948. The only son of Sir Vikramsinhrao, Maharaja of Dewas, he was 15 years old when his father abdicated to become Chhatrapati Shahaji II Bhonsle, Maharaja of Kolhapur. As such, he ruled Dewas under the regency of his mother, Maharani Pramilabai (born 4 August 1910) for the brief time between his succession and Indian independence on 15 August 1947. On 27 June 1948, Dewas and other Maratha kingdoms merged to form the Madhya Bharat Union. Derecognised by the Government of India in 1971 as a ruler, he lived a quiet life until his death at the age of 66 on 21 January 1999. He was succeeded by his only son, Tukojirao IV.




Krishnajirao III
Born: 12 May 1932 Died: 21 January 1999
Regnal titles
Preceded by
(as Maharaja of Dewas (senior))
Maharaja of Dewas (senior)
Succeeded by
Monarchy abolished
succeeded by India
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Maharaja of Dewas (senior)
Reason for succession failure:
Monarchy abolished in 1948
Succeeded by
Tukojirao IV

See also

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