Sadashivrao Bhau Peshwa





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Sadashivrao Bhau Peshwa

Sadashivrao Bhau Peshwa was an illustrious personality with much intellect and a stance of that of a warrior. An administrator and finance chief, he was honest, trustworthy, and much respected. The third battle of Panipat memorialized Sadashivrao Bhau in history for eternity.

Sadashivrao Bhau Peshwa

Childhood and Early Life-

Said to have been born in August 1730, in Pune, Sadashivrao Bhau was born as the son of Chimaji Appa.  His mother, Rakhma Bai passed away when he was but a month old and Chimaji Appa remarried. [ref]
After a turn with Bhonsle of Nagpur, ‘Sadoba’ was mentored by Ramchandra Shenvi.  He was married to Parvati Bai, who is said to have accompanied him to the definite Battle Of Panipat. 



Given the responsibilities of administration, Sadashivrao Bhau served as the (first or second) officer of the state of Maratha in the later 1700s. (1746-1761). Also the finance chief. [ref]
On the return of Babuji Naik with no success in the Karnataka campaign, Sadashivrao Bhau Peshwa led the army of the Marathas to battle. Winning a battle at Kolhapur, he returned to Pune victorious. His discipline and intellect were respected by all. The quality of inclusivity of Sadashivrao Bhau Peshwa is seen in his numerous ideologies such as his campaigning for the Indians to have a whole India.


The Third Battle Of Panipat-

Leaving Deccan in March 1760, Sadashivrao Bhau landed in Panipat at the end of the year to counter the Afghanis. Months of skirmishes, encounters, attacks, the freezing cold, slipping finances, led to the fateful Battle of Panipat.
Called the City of Weavers, the historic city of Panipat is a town now in Haryana. This town has witnessed two major battles in the 1500s and one in 1761. 




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