Serfoji II of Thanjavur

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Serfoji II of Thanjavur (24 September 17778 March 1832) was the Prince of the state of Thanjavur from 23 January 1787 until his death. He is recognized as a great savant, reformer and patron of arts and sciences. He established the Saraswathi Mahal Library within the palace premises. Today, this is one of the largest libraries in India.


  • The Tanjore country is celebrated all over the world for its charities. It is called Dharma Raj- and I consider this reputation, which reverts upon me through all countries from this appellation as the most honourable distinction of my rank.
    • A monograph on Raja Serfoji II by S.Babaji Rajah Bhonsle Chattrapathy.

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