Baji Prabhu Deshpande (c. 1615-1660)
Size: 19.5 x 14.4 in (49.5 x 36.6 cm)
Date of printing: 1880s-1890s
Baji Prabhu Deshpande was one of Shivaji’s officer. His legend is linked with an important rear-guard battle which enabled Shivaji to escape from the Panhala fort. This hero sacrificed his life for the Father of the Maratha Empire. One of his descendant, Ramchandra Kashinath Deshpande, was a freedom fighter, educationalist and social activist who worked in Dhule, Jalgaon, and Pune and encouraged education.