. . .
Shivaji’s last days were marred with few internal conflicts
between his council of ministers and his son. The Chief of Army
HambirRao Mohite backed Sambhaji, while the other ministers backed
his wife Soyarabai’s claim that Rajaram be named as successor of
Shivaji. Moreover, at this very time, Shivaji was a patient suffering
from Bloody flukes, and Mughal armies were gathering on the
Frontiers. His cremation was not carried out on all its decorum,
because, the Maratha-Mughal clashes began in that very week. Later,
Sambhaji performed all the rituals with funeral games lasting for 12
days. He died on 3rd April 1680.