Bahirojipant Pingale was the younger son of Moropant Trimbak Pingle and the first Peshwa of Shahu I. When Kanhoji Angre attacked Satara in 1711, Bahiroji was taken a prisoner by him. Immediately Shahu I ordered Balaji Vishwanath to ensure his release and also gave Balaji Vishwanath authority in the form of the post of Peshwa, so that he could negotiate with Kanhoji Angre on behalf of the king.
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