A historian witness to the third battle of Panipat. Who was he?

(A) Khafi Khan
(B) Kashiraj Pandit
(C) Dattaji Pingle
(D) Harcharan Das

Correct Answer : Kashiraj Pandit
Question Asked : Chhattisgarh PCS (Pre) 2003
Explanation : The third battle of Panipat was fought between Maratha Sadashivrao Bhau and Afghan invader Ahmad Shah Abdali on 14th January, 1761. Marathas were badly defeated by Afghans in this battle. According to Kashiraj Pandit, a historian who was eyewitness of this battle’ ‘two pearls have been dissolved, 27 gold coins have been lost and of the silver and copper the total cannot be cast up “ -That was the message which was sent to Balaji Bajirao in encrypted form by a merchant after this vigourous defeat of Maratha. Kashiraj Pandit Narrates “The Third Battle of Panipat became boisterous for Marathas”.
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