Tanaji Malusare

Subedar Taanaji Malusare was a superior general and a man of iron will in the army of Chhatrapati Shivaji and also one of his dearest friends. He is most popularly remembered for the Battle of Singhagad in 1670 where he fought against Mughal fort keeper Udaybhan Rathore, a formidable Rajput warrior, until his last breath. Malusare’s martyring paved the way for his men to fight with renewed vigour fuelled by their rage and defeat the enemy that outnumbered them vastly.