Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre – Respectful greetings on the occasion of Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre Memorial Day
July 4, 1729
Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre – Kanhoji Angre’s native village is Kalose and Sankapal in Pune district. Due to the Angarwadi area in Kalose, he got the nickname Angre.
Kanhoji’s father Tukoji is said to have had 25 Assamese chiefs in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s army.
Aurangzeb came to Maharashtra at the end of 1681 to conquer the Marathas. At that time, Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre – Kanhoji’s work in the Konkan belt began. From 1694 to 1698,
he recaptured almost all the Maratha forts in the Konkan belt captured by the Mughals and others. Seeing his performance, Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj gave him the book ‘Sarkhel’.
The word Sarkhel means Armor Chief. Kanhoji spent his entire life fighting the English, Portuguese, Dutch and French armadas.
In 1696, Kanhoji conquered Colaba and made it his capital. Later, Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj made him the chief of the Marathi Armory and got the fort of Suvarnadurga.
Since Siddhi lived in Janjira, Angri had to fight with him. During the reign of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raja, there were many incidents of armored warfare,
in which Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre – Kanhoji’s bravery and skill were well seen. After Sidhoji alias Bhivaji Gujar, the navigator of Colaba, went to Jinji with Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj,
Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre – Kanhoji Angre took charge. After Sidhoji’s death in 1698, Kanhoji was appointed to replace him.
While there, Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre – Kanhoji maintained the Janjira region with great care, putting oil in his eyes. Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre – Kanhoji regained some forts and some forts .
He showed his prowess by doing a lot of work like walking through the bushes, riding and hunting.
Kanhoji’s prowess, prowess and prowess made an independent mark in history. Angre was the head of the Maratha Armor in the eighteenth century.
He spent his entire life fighting the British, Portuguese, Dutch and French armada.
Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre – Kanhoji used this confusion from establishing his armament to gaining unrestricted power over the entire coast.
Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre – Kanhoji was accused by foreign powers of being a pirate. Despite the tireless efforts of the English and Portuguese fleets, Kanhoji Angre’s Maratha fleet remained undefeated.
The village of Alibag was founded by Kanhoji Angre in the late 1700s. He also introduced a silver coin called Alibagi Rupee.
It is also mentioned that Kanhoji Angre had a base on the Andaman Islands.
Kanhoji is also credited with connecting the Andaman Islands to India.
History mentions that Kanhoji was Sarkhel till 1703. Colaba, Suvarnadurg, Vijaydurg, Sindhudurg are the bases of four Marathi fleets
and Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre – Kanhoji Angre spread his terror on the coast from Malabar to Gujarat.
While the Marathas were fighting fiercely with the Mughal emperor, Kanhoji defeated the enemy with great prowess.
Later small and large kingdoms were formed by the Marathas, in which the Angre clan was the chief and its founder Kanhoji Angre was the chief.
Kanhoji Angre was strong with limbs. His face was rough and his eyes were watery. His orders were strict and those who broke them were severely punished.
But he treated his subordinates with generous intellect, compassion and equality.
For nearly twenty-five years, Kanhoji fought five beach battles and achieved armory victory. He has no break in history. All the
powers came together and attacked Kanoji but each time they were defeated.
Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre is one of the many gems that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj got. The Maharaja built a mighty naval fleet,
which was due to a loyal and mighty man like Kanhoji Angre. Kanhoji Angre’s Maratha fleet remained invincible till his death despite the tireless efforts of the English and Portuguese fleets.
Kanhoji Angre died on 4th July 1729. He held the title of ‘Sarkhel’ till his death. It was Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre,
the chief of the Marathi Armada, who managed to secure the shores of the Konkan Sea in India to withstand the onslaught of foreign invaders.
Greetings to Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre on the occasion of Memorial Day
Dr. Suvarna Naik Nimbalkar