Parvatibai was the wife of Sadashivrao Bhau, who was a prominent figure in the Maratha Empire during the 18th century. She was born in a Brahmin family in Satara, Maharashtra, India. Parvatibai was known for her bravery and intelligence, and she played an important role in supporting her husband during the Third Battle of Panipat in 1761.
During the battle, Parvatibai accompanied her husband to the battlefield and provided medical assistance to wounded soldiers. She also encouraged and motivated the soldiers, which helped in boosting their morale. Parvatibai’s actions were praised by many, including her husband and the Maratha leader, Peshwa Nanasaheb.
After the defeat of the Marathas in the battle, Parvatibai, along with her husband and other members of the royal family, was taken captive by the Afghan ruler, Ahmad Shah Durrani. They were released after a few years, and Parvatibai spent the rest of her life in Satara.
Parvatibai’s contribution to the Maratha Empire and her role in the Third Battle of Panipat has been recognized by many historians and is still remembered today.
|Known For||Being the second wife of Sadashivrao Bhau|
|Date of Birth||6 April 1734|
|Birth Place||Phaltan, Maratha Empire (Now Maharashtra, India)|
|Date of Death||23 September 1763|
|Place of Death||Satara, Maratha Empire (Now Maharashtra, India)|
|Age (at the time of death)||29 Years|
|Death Cause||Pneumonia 1|
|Hometown||Pen, Maratha Empire (Now Maharashtra, India)|
|Family||Names Not Known|
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Note– She had two step-sons
Some Lesser Known Facts About Parvatibai
- Parvatibai belonged to Kolhatkar family of Pen region of Maharashtra.
- She was the second wife of Sadashivrao Bhau after his first wife, Umabai died.
- Parvatibai was the daughter-in-law of Chimaji Appa who was the younger brother of Bajirao Peshwa of Maratha Empire.
- Her husband Sadashivrao Bhau was a Diwan of Peshwa and Commander-in-chief of Maratha Army. Her husband was the main belligerent of the Maratha Army in the third battle of Panipat against Ahmad Shah Durrani.
- During the third battle of Panipat, she helped and accompanied her husband. When her husband died in the battle, she refused to accept the death of her husband and didn’t live the life of a widow for the rest of her life.
- During the battle of Panipat, she accidentally met Malharrao Holkar, a noble in the Maratha Empire on her escape route. Holkar rescued her off.
- Parvatibai’s niece Radhikabai was married to Vishwasrao, son of Balaji Baji Rao, Peshwa of Pune of the Maratha Empire.