Prince Pratap Sinha Serfoji RajeBhosle
Prince Pratap Sinha Serfoji RajeBhosle is the 14th descendent of Thanjavur Maratha Royal Family (14th descendent of King Venkoji alias Ekoji, founder of Maratha rule at Thanjavur in 1676 A.D) and also the 6th Descendent of Maharaja Serfoji ll (Scholar King of Thanjavur Who ruled from 1798 to 1832 A.D). An 24 years old Engineer by Profession has authored a book on his ansestors titled "Contributions of Thanjavur Maratha Kings" with a brief history of Cholas and Nayakas. He also runs a facebook page and blogger related to maratha dynasty of Thanjavur and also about its heritage monuments titled in the name of his private museum "Maharajah Serfoji 2 Memorial Hall Museum, Sadar Mahal Palace Thanjavur". He has also launched an website on his Maratha Royal Family and "My Stamps" of Indian Postal department to commemorate the 239th birth anniversary of King Serfoji ll.
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Prince Pratap Sinha Raje Bhosle alias Rana son of Serfoji Rajah Bhosle (elder son of Tulajendra Rajah Bhosle) of Sadar Mahal Palace,Thanjavur born on 19th November 1993. He has completed B.Tech (Electronics and Communication Engineering) in Chennai,Tamilnadu. He is like his grandfather and father, has interest in doing research on Thanjavur Maratha dynasty and also to collect rare antiques like coins,old photographs related to his hometown etc. He has flair knowledge of history of Marathas of Thanjavur. He has completed a course on Conservation of Museum at Egmore Museum, Chennai and a short term course on marathi and Modi Script at Thanjavur Maharajah Serfoji’s Saraswathi Mahal Library, Thanjavur. He is enthusiastic in learning new things. Further, in Chennai he is a member and volunteer for many Organizations (N.G.O's) and also attended many workshops, events and won certificates for his best performances.
He created a facebook page and blogger to bring awareness to the antiques and heritage monuments in and around Thanjavur. The youths are getting connected and things reach quickly, he contributes his collections of old rare photographs of Thanjavur and post articles on the Maratha rulers of Thanjavur to help the young lovers of history who have intension to know about Thanjavur kingdom. He also takes efforts to improve, develop and also to give publicity to the richness of his Museum and his Town.
Like his forefathers,he is also a rasika and connoisseur of Indian Classical art form "Bharatanatyam". He enjoys witnessing Tanjore, Pandanallur, Melattur, kalashestra styles of Bharatanatyam. In his wordpress blog, he has started writing works and contributions did by his ansestors (Thanjavur maratha king) in the field on arts, literature, dance, bharatanatyam and music (carnatic) etc. He also encourages and motivates artists by honouring and feliciating them and also helps them to get a chance to perform in programs. Recently to mark the World dance day 2017, he wrote an unique article on Bharatanatyam from its origin and ancient past and the history of Karanas.
Here is the link of this article : Bharatanatyam, Devadasi, Natyasastra and Karanas
-Created a facebook page in the year 2013 to bring awareness on his hometown Thanjavur and on Maratha kings who ruled Thanjavur (www.facebook.com/serfojirajah2museum)
- Created a blogger in the year 2014 (Maharajahserfoji2museum.blogspot.in)
- Completed Museum Conservation Course at Egmore Museum and Short term course on Modi Script at Thanjavaur Maharaja Serfoji's Saraswati Mahal Library (TMSSML) in 2014
- Authored a book titled Contributions of Thanjavur Maratha Kings with a brief history of Cholas and Nayakas and released in the year 2015.
- Launched a website on his Royal Family in the year 2016. (Serfojimemorialhall.com)
-Launched "My Stamps" of Indian Postal department to Commemorate the 239th Birth Anniversary of King Serfoji ll in the year 2016.
- Launched instagram page to contribute his vast rare collections of photograph related to Thanjavur and his Royal family (@PrincelyTanjore)
-Created a wordpress blog to post his rare historical articles he researches and writes (Prataprpb.wordpress.com)
- Active and interactive on social media and posts rare articles and unknown facts.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ PratapSinhaRajeBhosle
Twitter and Instagram:@Pratap_rpb.
Website launch (June 2016) Thanjavur prince opens website on royals
Book publish (may 2015) Serfoji Rajah Bhosle’s son releases book
Recent article in Indian Express (March 2017) Royal tales by a prince