The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Kolhapur, Maharaja of
Kolhapur, Maharaja of; His Highness Maharaja Sir Shaghn Chatrapati Maharaj, G.C.S.I. (1895) G.C.V.O. (1903), LL.D., M R.A.S.; b. 1874; succeeded to the gaddi as a minor, 1884; educ first privately under the guardianship of Mr. Stuart Mitford Fraser, C.I E., I.C.S., and at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; Installed, 1894; s. of Jayasingarao Ghatge Sarjarrao Vazarat Maab; adopted by the Kolhapur family; the Maharaja is an agriculturist and has projected a large tank to irrigate 20,000 acres of land at a cost of 75 lakhs of rupees; Has patronized the Kolhapur Cotton Spinning and Weaving Mill to stimulate local industry; hereditary title of Maharaja conferred, 1900; maintains a force of 710 men; is entitled to a salute of 19 guns. Recreations: Polo and Shikar. Address: Kolhapur, Bombay Presidency, India.