Shivaji is one of the greatest patriots of India. He established the powerful Maratha Empire in the 17th century. Shivaji fought for the freedom of Marathas against the Sultan of Bijapur and founded a mighty kingdom against the supreme rule of the Mughals. He was crowned a king in Raighad and was given the title of â€˜Chatrapatiâ€™ .
From a very young age, Shivaji regulated a powerful band of soldiers that later developed into a strong army and a naval force. He developed unique warfare tactics to fight his enemies and defeat the mightiest of warriors.
Being an able king, Shivaji also established progressive civil rule and an effective administration and won the loyalty of both his Hindu and Muslim subjects. He was brave but humble, powerful warrior yet loved by his people.
All these combined together make Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj an inspirational figure even in the modern days.