Bahiroji Pingale

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Bahirojipant Pingale
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Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg Peshwa of Maratha Empire
Reign 1708 - 1711
Predecessor Ramchandra Pant Amatya
Successor Parshuram Trimbak Kulkarni
Father Moropant Pingale
Religion Hindu

Bahirojipant Pingale / Bhaironji Pant Pingale (Marathi: बहिरोजीपंत पिंगळे / भैरवजीपंत पिंगळे) was the younger son of Moropant Trimbak Pingle. His father, Moropant Pingle was 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.

The Pingale family still lives in Lonavala. The current head of the family is Gajanan Ramchandra Pingale.

References[edit]

  • Bombay UniversityMaratha History – Seminar Volume
  • New History of Marathas by G S Sardesai (Phoenix Publications).
  • Advanced Study in the History of Modern India 1701-1813 .Jaswant Lal Mehta (New Dawn Press - New Delhi )
  • New Cambridge History of India: The Marathas, 1600-1818 By Stewart Gordon, Cambridge University Press.
  • A History of the Maratha People by G.A.Kincaid and Rao Bahadur D.B.Parasnis (Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press).