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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had a council of _________ ministers called "Ashtapradhan".

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Seven
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Eight
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Nine
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Ten
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The correct option is B Eight
Ashta Pradhan was a council of eight ministers that administered the Maratha empire. It was an administrative and advisory council set up in 1674 by the Maratha leader Shivaji. The eight officials were called Peshva, Amatya, Waqia-Navis, Samant, Sachiv, Pandit Rao, Sar-i-nabuat, and Nyayadhish.

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