DESPITE COURT ORDERS TO DEMOLISH ILLEGAL TOMB OF AFZAL KHAN AT PRATAPGAD, MAHARASHTRA GOVT CONTINUES TO PROTECT IT: HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT IT
On November 10, 1659, Afzal Khan – the magnanimous Bijapur General barged onto the fort of Pratapgad near Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra. A few metres above its base, a Shamiyana was erected to welcome Khan over his meeting with Shivaji. With open hands, Khan welcomed Shivaji as he entered the setting. Soon, during his paternalistic cuddle, he tried to clench Shivaji and removed a dagger from his pocket.
- 27 May 2022