The princely state of Bhor was founded by Shankarji Narayan, who became the Pantsachiv, one of the 8 hereditary ministers by Rajaram Chhatrapati in the year 1697. On 8th March 1948, Bhor was acceded to the Union of India. Raja Shrimant Sir Raghunathrao Shankarrao Babasaheb Pandit Pantsachiv was the last ruler of Bhor state. The town of Bhor was the capital of the princely state and is situated almost 51 km south of Pune, near to Bhatghar Dam.
Bhor was one of the most prominent princely states during the rule of British Empire in India. It was one of the Satara Jagirs that was entitled to a 9 gun salute. The royal palace of the native ruler is still present, along with the Bhoreshwar temple, devoted to Lord Shiva. Fort Raireshwar and Fort Rohideshwar are located near Bhor as well.
The chronology of the rulers of the princely state of Bhor are mentioned below-
* Pantsachiv Chimnajirao (1827)
* Pantsachiv Raghunathrao Chimnajirao (1827- 1837)
* Pantsachiv Chimnajirao Raghunathrao (1837- 1871)
* Pantsachiv Shankarrao Chimnajirao (1871- 1922)
* Raja Shrimant Sir Raghunathrao Shankarrao Bhausaheb Pandit Pantsachiv (1922- 1951)
* Raja Shrimant Sadashivrao Babasaheb Pandit Pantsachiv (1951- 1978)
* Raja Shrimant Chintamanrao Abasaheb Pandit Pantsachiv (1978- present)
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