March 1, 2021

War Royal Chintaman Rao passed away

Chintamanrao was the president of the War Education Association. An avid athlete, he captained the Pune University cricket team from 1955-56. He was also a tennis player.

Chintamanrao was the president of the War Education Association.

Family sources said either HH Srimanth Chintamarao or Aparaje Pondasiv, a 13th generation descendant of the former indigenous warlord, died early Monday morning due to age-related issues. He is 85 years old.

Chintamanrao was the president of the War Education Association. An avid athlete, he captained the Pune University cricket team from 1955-56. He was also a tennis player.

An active member of the Rotary Club, he revived the tradition of the now-famous Ram Naomi Festival during the war in 1980 on a large scale with royal pomp and splendor.

He is survived by his wife Surmilaraje, three sons Rajesraje, Deepakraje, and Yogesraje, a daughter-in-law and grandchildren.

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