Subedar Tanaji Malusare was an Indian warrior and leader of Maratha King Shivaji’s army. He was one of the strongest and bravest warriors in the history of India. Tanaji played a significant role in the Battle of Sinhagad in 1670.
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Tanaji Malusare Born
Tanaji Malusare was born in the year 1600 in Godoli, Satara (Maharashtra, India). He belonged to a Maratha family and followed the Hindu religion.
Tanaji Malusare Death
Tanaji died in the battle of Sinhagad in 1670 while fighting with the Mughal leader Udaybhan Singh Rathore.
Moreover, you can read Tanaji Malusare’s story in Hindi from the web.
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|Tanaji Malusare Bio-data|
|Real Name||Tanaji Malusare|
|Religion | Caste||Marathi, Hinduism|
|Role | Position||Military Leader in Shivaji's Army|
|Eye Color||Not Known|
|Zodiac Sign||Not Known|
|Family Background, Education|
|Father Name||Sardar Kaloji|
|Brother Name||Sardar Suryaji|
|Born Place||Godoli, Satara, Maharashtra, India|
|Death Place||Pune,Maharashtra, India|
|Marriage / Children|
|Married To||Savitribai Malusare|
Biography and History of Tanaji
Tanaji was born and brought up in Godoli, Satara(Maharashtra, India) with his family and he belonged to a Hindu Koli family.
A famous poet Tulsidas wrote Marathi poetry Powada describing Tanaji’s bravery and sacrifice of life in the battle of Sinhagad.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Tanaji were very close friends and in their childhood days, they used to learn different strategies together to win the battles.
Later, they both fought many battles together and won it with the help of thousands of Maratha worriers.
In the battle of Sinhagad, when Shivaji Maharaj called him for battle he left his son’s wedding and took lead in the battle and fought bravely in the battle.
But unfortunately, Tanaji died in this battle. On the death of Tanaji, Shivaji said that ‘Gad ala pan sinh gela’ that means ‘The fort was captured but the lion was dead’.
Family & Wife
Tanaji Malusare was born in a Maratha family. His father’s name was Sardar Kaloji and his mother’s name was Parvatibai.
Moreover, he had a brother named Sardar Suryaji. Tanaji got married to Savitri and had a son named Rayaba Malusare.
Battle of Sinhagad(1670)
In 1670, The great Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj summoned a meeting and wished to capture the Kondana fort. So, Tanaji got ready to lead the battle and decided to liberate the fort from Mughals from any cost.
The Battle of Sinhagad took place on 4 February 1670 near the Pune, Maharashtra, India. It was fought between Tanaji Malusare(Maratha Empire) who was a commander of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Udaybhan Singh Rathore(Mughal Empire), a Rajput fort keeper.
The fort was guided by Mughals except for the western side of the fort which was covered by high rocks. Tanaji decided to go through that path and climbed fort wall with the help of Lizard named ‘Yashwanti’ and successfully entered the fort with around 350 soldiers.
Tanaji fought this battle along with Suryaji Malusare and Shelar Mama but Udaybhan killed Tanaji. Then Suryaji Malusare and Shelar Mama killed Udaybhan and recaptured the fort from Mughals.
Some interesting facts about Tanaji Malusare
- Tanaji fought his last battle ‘Battle of Sinhagad’ at the age of 70 which gave him a name in Marathi folklore.
- Chhatrapati Shivaji remained the Kondana fort to Sinhagad after recapturing it in the memory of Tanaji.
- Memorial of Tanaji Malusare is situated at Sinhagad fort in Pune, India.
- In 1903, a famous writer Hari Narayan Apte wrote a Marathi novel ‘Gad Aal Pan Sinh Gela’ based on Tanaji’s life.
- And based on this novel, a Marathi film ‘Sinhagad’ was produced by Baburao Painter in 1933.
- Moreover, Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn did a film on Tanaji’s life named ‘Tanhaji’, which was released on 10 January 2020.
So, that’s all about Tanaji Malusare’s history and biography.