10 Unknown Facts About Shivaji Maharaj You Must Know

Today is his death anniversary! 

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"Never bend your head, always hold it high."

Shivaji Bhonsle, popularly known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was one of the most progressive and sensible rulers in the history of our country. This Indian warrior king with the help of well structured administrative organisation and military established a liberal civil rule. The stories of his bravery and victories are countless.

Coming on to Shivaji Maharaj's family tree, he was the first Chhatrapati and founder of Maratha Empire. Ekoji was his younger brother, son of Shahaji Raje Bhosale and Tukabai. He discovered Maratha Empire in Thanjavur. Sambhaji Shahaji Bhosale was the elder brother of Shivaji Maharaj. His mother was Jijabai. Shivaji married Saibai who gave birth to Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj. He was the second ruler of the Maratha Empire. Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj was his second son; his mother was Soyarabai. He was the third emperor of the Maratha kingdom. Shivaji's other children were Sakhubai, Ranubai, Ambikabai, Deepabai, Rajkunvarbai and Kamlabai. Chhatrapati Shivaji II, fourth ruler of the Empire, he was the son of Rajaram Maharaj and Rani Tarabai. Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj became the fifth Chhatrapati of Maratha Empire. He was the son of Sambhaji Maharaj and Yesubai. 

His words make us admire him even more. Here I've compiled some of the Shivaji Maharaj's photos and a few unknown facts about the greatest Maratha ruler. Have a look! 

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