Sadashivrao Bhau Age, Biography, Wife, Family, & More
Bio Nickname(s)Bhau, Bhausaheb Profession(s)Diwan of Peshwa and Commander-in-chief of the Maratha Army Personal Life Date of Birth4 August 1730 Birth PlaceMaharashtra, Maratha Empire, India Date of Death14 January 1761 Place of DeathPanipat, India Death CauseDied in the third battle of Panipat Age (at the time of death)30 Years KingdomMaratha Empire Educational QualificationNot Known FamilyFather- Chimaji Appa Mother- Rakhmabai Step-Mother- Anapurnabai Brother- Not Known Sister- Bagabai (Half) ReligionHinduism Girls, Affairs and More Marital StatusMarried Wife/SpouseUmabai (First) Parvatibai (Second) Children2 sons
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sadashivrao Bhau
Bhau was the nephew of Peshwa Bajirao I.
When he was just a month old, his mother died in 1730, his father married Anapurnabai in 1731 and when he became 10 years old, his father died. His step-mother, Anapurnabai became sati on his pyre. He was looked after by his grandmother, Radhabai.
He was brilliant in learning things and was educated in Satara, Maharashtra.
When he was just 16 years old, he led his first campaign in Karnataka and in January 1747, he received his first victory in a battle at Ajra, south of Kolhapur. He conquered some areas from the Nawabs of Savanur and subsequently annexed the cities Kittur, Parasgad, Yadwad, Gokak, Badami, Bagalkot, Navalgund, Giri, Umbal, Torgal, Harihar, Haliyal, and Basavapatna.
In 1760, he successfully led the Maratha Army against the Nizam of Hyderabad in the Battle of Udgir.
In the third battle of Panipat, Bhau was the commander-in-chief of the Maratha Army and fought against Durrani Empire led by Ahmad Shah Durrani. However, he got defeated and killed in this battle.
Plaque of Sadashivrao Bhau
He is supposed to have died in the battle of Panipat but his dead body was never found. His second wife, Parvatibai did not accept that her husband died in the battle and she did not live as a widow rest of her life.
His first wife Umabai bore two sons, but they died soon.
Around 1770, a man claimed to be Sadashivrao Bhau, however, later, he turned out to be an impostor.
Sadashiv-Peth in Pune, Maharashtra was named in his honour.
Arjun Kapoor portrayed the role of Sadashivrao Bhau in Panipat Movie