Sakvarbai was a wife of Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of the Maratha empire in India.

Sakvarbai Gaikwad got married to Shivaji in January 1656 and later gave birth to a daughter.[1] After Shivaji's death in 1680, Sakvarbai had wanted to commit sati just like her husband's third wife Putalabai, who was childless. But she was not allowed to do so because she had a daughter.


Sakvarbai died in the captivity of Aurangzeb, her husband's enemy, after being taken as a prisoner from Raigad fort along with other family members in Sambhaji.[1]


  1. ^ a b Jaswant Lal Mehta (2005). Advanced study in the history of modern India 1707-1813. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p. 47. ISBN 978-1-932705-54-6.