Prince Pratap Sinh Serfoji RajeBhosle

Prince Pratap Sinh Serfoji RajeBhosle is the 6th descendent of King Serfoji ll.King Venkoji alias Maharajah Ekoji was the founder of maratha rule in Thanjavur in 1676 A.D. He was the half brother of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj,born to King Shahaji and queen TukaBai in Bangalore.

Prince Pratap, a 28-year-old engineer turned entrepreneur, is the author of four books. He created and manages a Facebook page, an Instagram page, and a blog to bring awareness to the heritage monuments and history of Thanjavur amongst youngsters and historians. He launched a website for his family museum and the Indian Postal Department's "My Stamps" to commemorate King Serfoji ll's 239th birth anniversary. He has even organised a Bharatanatyam dance festival online to commemorate King Serfoji ll's birthday. Furthermore, he has been featured in more than thirty newspapers. Five hundred plus copies of his second book, titled "Contributions of Thanjavur Maratha Kings—2nd edition," have been sold to date. He has been nominated for the MePadvidhar award 2019, Pune for the literature category, and the Heroes of Chennai award 2018, Chennai for the arts and culture category. His fourth book, titled "Rare Prints-a tribute to Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji's Sarasvati Mahal Library", received a foreword from Shri Devendra Fadnavis, former chief minister of Maharashtra, and a message from Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, honourable Governor of Maharashtra. Currently, he is in the electronics business and pursuing an MBA. He is an honorary member of Rotary India.

Pages he admins, serfojirajah2museum
Contributions of Thanjavur Maratha kings-2nd Edition

Prince Pratap Sinh Serfoji RajeBhosle alias Rana, son of H.H Prince Serfoji Rajah Bhosle (elder son of H.H Prince Tulajendra Rajah Bhosle) of Sadar Mahal Palace,Thanjavur born on 19th November 1993 had 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, vintage photographs related to his hometown etc. He has flair knowledge of history of Marathas of Thanjavur.


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He had completed Museum Conservation Course at Egmore Government Museum, Chennai and a short term course on Marathi and Modi Script at Thanjavur Maharajah Serfoji’s Sarasvati Mahal Library, Thanjavur. He is enthusiastic in learning new things. Further, in Chennai he is a member and volunteer for many Organizations and also attended many workshops, events and won certificates for his best performances. He created a facebook page and a blog to bring awareness to the antiques and heritage monuments in and around Thanjavur. He contributes his collections of old rare photographs of Thanjavur for research and reference and also post articles on the Maratha rulers of Thanjavur to help the young patrons of history who aspire to know about the Thanjavur kingdom. He also takes efforts to improve, develop and promote the richness of his Heritage City 'Thanjavur'.

Like his forefathers, he is also a rasika and a connoisseur of Indian Classical art form Bharatanatyam and Carnatic Music. He enjoys witnessing Tanjore, Pandanallur, Melattur, kalashestra styles of Bharatanatyam. In his second edition book, he has written works and contributions made by his ancestors (Thanjavur maratha kings) in the fields of arts, literature, dance, bharatanatyam and carnatic music etc. He also encourages and motivates artists by honouring and feliciating them and also helps them to get a chance to perform in programs.


  1. Created a facebook page in the year 2013 to bring awareness on his hometown Thanjavur and on Maratha kings who ruled Thanjavur (
  2. Created a blog in the year 2014 (
  3. Completed Museum Conservation Course at Egmore Government Museum, Chennai and Short term course on Modi Script at Thanjavaur Maharaja Serfoji's Sarasvati Mahal Library (TMSSML) in 2014.
  4. Authored a book titled "Contributions of Thanjavur Maratha Kings" with a brief history of Cholas and Nayakas and released in the year 2015 at Pune,Maharashtra.
  5. Launched a website on his Royal Family in the year 2016. (
  6. Launched "My Stamps" of Indian Postal department to Commemorate the 239th Birth Anniversary of King Serfoji ll in the year 2016.
  7. Launched Instagram page to contribute his vast rare collections of photograph related to Thanjavur and his Royal family (Instagram - @PrincelyTanjore).
  8. Created a wordpress blog to post his rare historical articles he researches and writes (
  9. Wrote the second edition of his book titled Contributions of Thanjavur Maratha Kings- with a brief history of Shivaji Maharaj, Sambhaji Maharaj, Samartha Ramdas swami, Cholas, Nayakas, Indian classical art- Bharatanatyam and launched in NSCB ICC Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia and also in Chennai,Tamilnadu. The book is currently available for sales in India and Abroad online on and
  10. Got nominated for the 'Heroes of Chennai awards 2018' for Arts and Culture category and also got maximum number of votes among other nominees from the public (Public were given choice to choose the winner by voting the selected nominees for the award but unfortunately, though having majority of votes; based of two juror's decision [The jury was consisted of seven jurors], the award was given to an another nominee).
  11. Got nominated for MePadvidhar award for Literature category.
  12. Five hundred plus copies of the 'Contributions of Thanjavur Maratha Kings- 2nd edition' book were sold on and is one of the best-selling books on their website.
  13. Got featured in more than thirty-plus newspapers.

  14. Prince Pratap was conferred with the best NSS (National Service Scheme) student award for 2021-22 on International Yoga Day (21/6/2022). He received the award from Minister for Environment and Pollution Control, Youth Welfare and Sports Development, Government of Tamilnadu, Thiru Siva V Meyyanathan.
  15. Prince Pratap felicitated and gave his book copy to Honorable Minister for Environment and Pollution Control, Youth Welfare and Sports Development, Government of Tamilnadu, Thiru Siva V Meyyanathan.


An article about Prince Pratap fourth book 'Rare Prints' written by Shefali Vaidya published in Sakal Marathi Newspaper, Pune.

Read Online

- An Uncommon Prince (The Hindu)

- Royal tales by a Prince (NRI)

- Website launch (June 2016)

- Book publish (may 2015)

- Saam Tv Marathi News report:

Book release Contributions of Thanjavur Maratha Kings 2nd Edition:

- The Hindu, 27/12/17

- Deccan Chronicle, 26/12/17

- The New Indian Express, 28/12/17

- Maharashtra Times (June, 2018)

- Article published in Lokmat Marathi Newspaper on Marathas of Thanjavur to mark Marathi Bhasha Din (27/2/2018).

- Article on Prince Pratap and on Thanjavur Maratha Royal recipe in Rasoi Marathi magazine August 2018 edition (Mumbai, Maharashtra).
Tanjavarche Bhosale Gharane

Interview with Praveen Mohan

-How Thanjavur Maratha cuisine found favour in the south

- Article about Ganesh utsav at Sadar Mahal Palace in Sakal Marathi newspaper, Pune edition (21/8/2020)

Introduction of Prince Pratap to the audience in a bharatanatyam arangetram program at Aurangabad, Maharashtra. He was invited as chief guest and his introduction speech was given by Dr.Abhiraj Suryavanchi.,M.B.B.S, M.D.

Read Online

Chitralekha Marathi Magazine (July 2021).

Maharashtra Times, Nagpur Edition.

Live session on Maharashtra Tourism Official Facebook page

Scion records taste of Thanjavur Marathas

Article on Thanjavur Maratha Royal House and Cuisine in Chitralekha Marathi Magazine (1/2/2021)

Maharashtra times story on Thanjavur maratha royal cuisine.

Rare pictures from the Thanjavur Saraswati Mahal Library now in a book


On the auspicious day of Shiv Jayanti (19/2/2022), article written by Prince Pratap on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's visit to the South (Dakshin Bharath) was published in the Sakal Marathi newspaper, Pune (Maharashtra) edition.



  2. WORLD BOOK DAY 2018.








  1. Completed Impact Intermediate course at British council,Chennai.

  2. Completed Android Application development course at Alltechz solutions Pvt.Ltd.

  3. Attended workshop on CPR and first aid training conducted by Alert We care NGO and St. John Ambulance (India).

  4. Completed 72nd summer military training course for boys at Bhonsala Military School, Nasik Maharashtra.

  5. Completed Aero modelling training program (theory and Practical) conducted by the Hobby club, Chennai.

  6. Completed six levels in Abacus at SIP Academy's Brain gym and Abacus, and participated in National and International level competitions.

  7. Participated in Indian Cultural activities based workshop "Notion of Annihilation" at Chennai, Tamilnadu.

  8. Participated in Scout Annual training camp at Chennai.

  9. Completed short term Military training camp at Tata Saheb Kore Military Academy (TSKMA), VinyaNagar (Maharashtra).

  10. Attended workshop on "Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp" organised by NSTEDB (The National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board) at Chennai,Tamilnadu.

  11. Completed 'Fundamentals of Digital Marketing' certification exam by Google.

  12. Completed Google Ads certifications

  13. Persuing MBA in Human Resource and Marketing Management.

  14. Completed Web Content Writing course on Udemy online learning platform.