The Babars were successors of the Nikumbha dynasty and ruled the Khandesh from the eighth century until the advent of Faruqi Rule. They served as Deshmukhs under the Bahamani Sultanates. The Babars were Sardars of Shivaji. They took part in the Maratha War of Independence (1682-1707) and served rulers such as Sambhaji, Rajaram and Tarabai.
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