The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Miraj, Chief of; Sir Gangadhar Rao Ganesh Ba’a Sahib Patwardan
Miraj (Senior Branch), Chief of; Sir Gangadhar Rao Ganesh Ba’a Sahib Patwardan, K.C.I.E. (1903); b. 1866; succeeded to gaddi, 1875; belongs to Patwardan brahmin family, one of whose ancestor, Govinda Hari Patwardan, was given the State of Miraj, with the title of Sardar in 1764 by the Peshwa; is a first class Sardar in the Southern Mahratta Country; has power to try his subjects for capital offences; holds a sanad authorising adoption, and follows the rule of primogeniture in matters of succession; area of the State, 339 sq. miles; population, about 90,000; revenue, nearly 4 lakhs. Address: Miraj, Southern Mahratta Country, Bombay Presidency, India.