What was the period of Madhava Rao as Maratha Peshwa?
The correct option is B 1761-1772
Madhava Rao became Peshwa of Maratha empire during trying times after the defeat in Third battle of Panipat and death of Peshwa Nana Saheb due to depression of this defeat in 1761. Madhav Rao proved to be an able administrator by rebuilding the lost strength and prestige of Maratha empire. He prepared ground for expansion of Maratha Empire to North and South by forming alliance with Nizam of Hyderabad. His untimely demise due to tuberculosis proved fatal to the dream of Pan India Maratha empire.