Dattaji Rao Scindia
Dattaji Rao Shinde, also known as Dattaji Rao Scindia, (1723 – 10 January 1760) was the second son of Ranoji Rao Shinde and Mina Bai, alias Nimba Bai. His elder brother was Jayappaji and his younger brother was Jyotiba.
Battle with Afghans and Death
Dattaji was defeated and killed in battle with Afghans at Barari Ghat (Buradi ghat), on the plains of Rudhir, near Delhi on 10 January 1760. Dattaji was known to be a terrific warrior and brave hearted. In the battle field when he was severely wounded & pinned on ground, Najibjang Rohila asked "पाटिल, हमारे साथ लढेंगे " (Do you still want to fight Patil?) He replied to Najibjang Rohila before he beheaded him "हा बचेंगे तो और भी लडेंगे" (Yes, if I live I'll continue fighting).
१.विजयकुमार दुधभाते किल्लारीकर
- Abhas Verma, "Third Battle of Panipat" , Bhartiya Kala Prakashan, ISBN 9788180903397
- memberj. "दत्ताजी शिंदे". ketkardnyankosh.com. Retrieved 2017-11-21.
- A forgotten literature: foundations of Marathi chronicles