Guwahati, Feb 19: Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal paid tribute to the great Maratha warrior and king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on his birth anniversary today.
‘Tributes to the great Chhatrapati #ShivajiMaharaj on his birth anniversary. An extraordinary administrator and leader of indomitable courage, his patriotism and valour inspire us all to serve Maa Bharati with dedication and pride,’ Sonowal tweeted.
Born on February 19, 1630 at Shivneri Fort in Pune, Chhatrapati Shivaji was an Indian ruler and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan who carved out an enclave from the declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur that formed the genesis of the Maratha Empire. Shivaji was formally crowned as the Chhatrapati of his realm at Raigad in 1674.