The father of the founder of the estate was Shrimant Senapati Malojirao Ghorpade, who died in the battle of Sangmeshwar against the Mughals. A general of the Maratha army, he was granted the title 'Senapati', a hereditary title of nobility used in the Maratha Empire, and became the first ruler of Kapshi in the second half of the 17th century.
- Great Britain India Office. The Imperial Gazetteer of India. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909