Battle of Pavan Khind

Battle of Päwan Khind
Part of the Imperial Maratha Conquests
Shivaji and Baji Prabhu at Pawan Khind
Date: July 13, 1660
Place: Pävan Khind, Vishalgad, Maharashtra, India
Victory for Adilshahi forces, But strategic victory for Marathas commander Baji Prabhu Deshpande as he managed to save the life of Shivaji Maharaj
Combatants
Flag of the Maratha Empire.svgMaratha Empire Bijapur Sultanate
Commanders
Baji Prabhu Deshpande  Sidi Masud
Sidi Johar
Strength
300 Infantry Headed by Baji Prabhu and Fulaji Prabhu Deshpande 3000 Adilshahi Infantry

1500 Cavalary

Casualties
150+ Unknown

Battle of Pävankhind was a rear guard battle and a last stand that took place on July 13, 1660 at a mountain pass in the vicinity of fort Vishalgad, near the city of Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India between the Maratha sardar Baji Prabhu Deshpande and Siddi Masud of Adilshah.

References

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