Devendra Fadnavis pays tribute to Shivaji Maharaj's mother Jijamata

Jun 17, 2016, 15:32 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, on Friday paid tribute to Jijabai, mother of Shivaji Maharaj on her death anniversary.

Along with Fadnavis, many other leaders of also paid tributes on Twitter.

Jijabai, mother of Shivaji, the legendary Maratha king was born on January 12, 1598. She died on 17 June 1674, just after 12 days of Shivaji's coronation. Her Samadhi has been built at Pachad village near Fort Rajgad.

Jijabai was known to be an influential and determined woman who was an embodiment of self-respect and virtue. Famed for her fore-sight, Jijabai was herself an able warrior and administrator.

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