Born: 14 May 1657, Purandar Fort, Gherapurandhar
Died:11 March 1689, Tulapur
Sambhaji (1681–89)

Sambhaji was the elder son of Shivaji who was credited for defeating Chikka Deva Raja of Mysore.

Prince Akbar, the rebellious son of Aurangzeb, took shelter with him and in a pursuing battle at Sangmeshwar in 1689.

He was defeated by the Mughal commander Muqqarrab Khan and was killed along with his personal counsellor, Kavi Kalash.

Widow of Sambhaji, Yesubai could not protect the fort of Raigarh, and she along with her son, Shahu was made prisoners.


Why did Sambhaji join the Mughals?

At the age of nine, Sambhaji was sent to live with Raja Jai Singh I of Amber as a political hostage to ensure compliance with the Treaty of Purandar that Shivaji had signed with the Mughals on 11 June 1665. As a result of the treaty, Sambhaji became a Mughal mansabdar.

How many battles did Sambhaji win?

Out of 127 battles fought, Sambhaji didn’t lose a single one.