Kavi Kalash (died March 1689 CE, Tulapur) was an Indian Brahmin from Kanauj, a poet, and friend and personal advisor to Maratha king Sambhaji (reigned 1680-1689). Though liked by his king, Kavi Kalash was widely disliked by the Maratha aristocracy, who called him Kalusha - "instigator of strife".
Kavi Kalash was captured, along with Sambhaji, by the enemy Mughal army in Sangmeshwar. Kavi Kalash was heavily chained to prevent his using "sorcery", and the two high-ranking captives were paraded through the Mughal camp attired as clowns, and tied to camels.
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