Kingdom of Porbandar (1193–1307; 1785–1808)
Kingdom of Ranpur (1307–1574)
Kingdom of Chhaya (1574–1785)
Porbandar State (1808–1948)
|Status||Sovereign monarchy (1193-1808)|
Princely state of the British East India Company (1808-1858) and British India (1858-1948)
|Capital||Porbandar (1193-1307, 1785-1948)|
|Government||Sovereign Monarchy (1193-1808)|
Protectorateof the British East India Company (1808-1858) and Princely State British India (1858-1948)
• 10 December 1908-15 February 1948
|Natwarsinhji Bhavsinhji (last)|
|Today part of||Porbandar district and Junagadh district, Gujarat, India|
The capital of state was the harbour town of Porbandar. Some other important towns of this state were Bhanvad, Chhaya, Ranpar, and Shrinagar. Earlier Shrinagar served as the capital of Jethwas, then Ghumli served as the capital, but was lost to the Jadejas, however, architectural heritage built by them still stands at Ghumli.
Upon the Independence of India in 1947, the state acceded unto the dominion of India. It was merged with the 'United State of Kathiawar', effective from 15 February 1948 and eventually came to form part of the present-day state of Gujarat.
The grandfather of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of Indian independence movement, Uttamchand Gandhi and later his father – Karamchand Gandhi and uncle – Tulsidas Gandhi, served as Dewan to Rana of Porbandar state.
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