Portrait of Baji Rao I, an artist's impression
Portrait of Damaji Rao Gaekwad
Baji Rao I's handwriting in Modi script.
Damajino Dero, a memorial dedicated to him located at Savli, Gujarat
Troop movements of Baji Rao I and Asaf Jah I (Nizam-ul-Mulk) in the Battle of Palkhed
Equestrian statue of Peshwa Baji Rao I outside Shaniwar Wada, Pune
Seal of Bajirao I
The Shaniwar Wada fortress in Pune was built as the seat of the Peshwa rulers during Baji Rao's reign.

In 1731, Trimbak Rao Dabhade was killed for rebelling against Peshwa Baji Rao.

- Damaji Rao Gaekwad

Two other Maratha nobles from Gujarat, Damaji Rao Gaekwad and Kadam Bande, also sided with Dabhade.

- Baji Rao I
Portrait of Baji Rao I, an artist's impression

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Balaji Baji Rao

The 8th Peshwa of the Maratha Empire in India.

The 8th Peshwa of the Maratha Empire in India.

A 20th century of depiction of Tarabai by artist Baburao Painter. She unsuccessfully rebelled against the Peshwa in 1751.
Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg Maratha Confederacy at its zenith in 1760 (yellow areas)
A c. 1770 drawing of the Third battle of Panipat

He was appointed as Peshwa in 1740 upon the death of his illustrious father, the Peshwa Bajirao I.

Umabai dispatched 15,000 troops led by her lieutenant Damaji Rao Gaekwad in support of Tarabai's rebellion.

Dabhade

Maratha clan found largely in Maharashtra, India.

Maratha clan found largely in Maharashtra, India.

When Shahu's Peshwa (prime minister) Baji Rao I decided to take over the tax collection in Gujarat, the Dabhades and other Maratha clans that had traditionally controlled Gujarat (Gaekwad and Kadam Bande) rebelled against Shahu and Baji Rao.

Even as he grew up, he was addicted to alcohol and opium, and the Dabhades' lieutenant Damaji Rao Gaekwad gradually increased his power during this time.