Shahu Bhosale was the Marathi social reformer and ruled from 1894-1922 as well. He was commonly named Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj or the Shahu of Kolhapur.
He played a leading role in Bahujan Samaj social upliftment and in Dalit development. Shahu Maharaj was born on 26 June 1874, and on 6 May 1922 breathed his last.
Let’s look at some of the lesser-known facts about the great king and reformer’s birthday:
(1) Jaisingrao Ghatge, and Radhabai were born Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj. His dad was the chief of the village, and his mom was of the royal Mudhol family.
He was, however, taken by King Anandibai, the widow of Kolhapur’s King Shivaji IV.
2) Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj emphasised the importance and importance of education. During his reign, Shahu Maharaj compelled and made free primary education in Kolhapur.
Rs. 1 per month of fine has been charged to Parents who do not use to send their children to school.
3) While Shahu Maharaj was working with Dalits, Chhatrapati also helped to build women and schools for the education of girls. He declared that women’s education would be distributed The practise of establishing separate schools for the upper and the untouchable castes was ended by Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj
4. He also established a law in his state to recognise interracial marriage.
5) The king loved wrestling very much. In Kolhapur he promoted this, and in 1912 established an enormous battlefield like Khasbagh Maidan. Several people began to wrestle in Kolhapur.