shivaji's full name is Shivaji Bhonsle and popularly known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He was born on February 19, 1627 in Shivneri, Pune. He was a great Indian warrior king. He is the disciple of Samardha Ramadas. His father Shahji was a small Jagirdar. From Shivaji's childhood, he was composed of brave, kindnesswhich made to call him as "Defender of the Hindu religion." He was the founder of Maratha Empire in Western India. He conquered many forts at the age of 17. He is a great patriot of India. He spend his whole life as a defender and as a saviour of the Hindu Religion. He was died on 3 April 1680, Raigad fort.