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Khanderao Dabhade

Khanderao Dabhade
Sardar Senapati of the Maratha Empire,
Sarsenapati of Satara,
Sardar of Talegaon Dabhade
Reign 11 January 1717 - 27 September 1729
Spouse Udabaisaheb, Parvatibaisaheb and Sarsenapati Umabaisaheb Dabhade
Issue Trimbakrao Ist, Shahbaisaheb, Durgabaisaheb, Yashwantrao Ist, Anandibaisaheb, Sawai Baburao Ist
House Talegaon Dabhade
Father Yesajirao Dabhade
Mother Valahibaisaheb Dabhade
Born est. 1665
Talegaon Dabhade
(Pune District, Maharashtra)
Died Sept 27th, 1729
Juna Rajwada, Talegaon Dabhade
(Pune District, Maharashtra)
Religion Hindu

Khanderao Dabhade (Marathi: खंडेराव दाभाडे) is the founding patriarch of the Sarsenapati Dabhade family of Talegaon Dabhade. He was the eldest of the two sons of Yesaji Dabhade (Bodyguard of the Great Maratha Warrior King, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj) and the grandson of Bajaji Dabhade. He was conferred the hereditary title of Sardar Senapati (or Sarsenapati, Commander-in-chief, Duke) by Emperor Chhattrapati Shahuji of the Maratha Empire, the grandson of Chhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj on 11 January 1717.[1]


Khanderao Dabhade was an accomplished Sardar of the Maratha Empire. Most notably, from 1705-1716, Sardar Khanderao Dabhade led the Maratha Empire forces in Baroda. After his return to Satara, he was made Senapati on 11 January 1717.

Khanderao Dabhade died at Juna Rajwada in Talegaon Dabhade near Pune, Maharashtra on 27 September 1729. His widow, Sarsenapati Umabaisaheb Khanderao Dabhade, was the first and only woman to become Commander-in-Chief of the Maratha forces in 1732.

Khanderao Dabhade built the Induri Fort also famous as the 'Sarsenapati Dabhade Gadhi' at Induri in 1720-21.[2]

The Samadhi of Sarsenapati Khanderao Dabhade is situated at the Shrimant Sarsenapati Dabhade Baneshwar Mandir in Talegaon Dabhade.[3]

The photo of the original wall painting of Sarsenapati Khanderao Dabhade from the walls of the Old Rajwada at Talegaon Dabhade.[4]


The Deccan College in Pune, the third oldest educational institution in India, was originally founded by the Dakshina Fund bequeathed by Sarsenapati Khanderao Dabhade. In 1821, the Dakshina Fund was named the Hindoo College by Mountstuart Elephantine, the Governor of Bombay Presidency. In 1864, the College was renamed as Deccan College as it serves the whole Deccan region of India.[5]


  1. ^ Henry Soszynski. "Talegaon Dabhade". Retrieved 2011-08-06. 
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  • Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal. Senapati Dabhade Daftar. 
  • Limca Book of Records 2011. 
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