Mumbai: The famous weapon Tiger Claw or ‘Bagh Nakh’ used by Chhatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj to slay the general of Bijapur, Afzal Khan, will be returned to Bharat. Shivaji Maharaj’s weapon was in the hands of the British Government and it is the victory of the Central Government’s diplomacy that it is finally returned to its country of origin.
The deadly weapon, Bagh Nakh, was used by Shivaji Maharaj to kill Afzal Khan in 1659. The weapon has resemblance to the claws of a tiger and can be held in the hands conveniently and could be used with deadly effect. The weapon can be easily concealed in the hands or anywhere and could be used for sudden attack surprising the enemy.
The Bagh Nakh will be returned to the country on the anniversary of the killing of Afzal Khan by Shivaji Maharaj. The authorities in UK have approved to hand over the weapon to Bharat.
Efforts are on to return the sword of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s sword, Jagadamba Talwar too.
Shivaji Maharaj’s Bagh Nakh was on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Shivaji Maharaj’s Bagh Nakh is a priceless treasure for the people of Bharat. Also, the people of Maharashtra have an emotional bond to the weapon, which is a symbol of pride and military valor.