Shahuji Bhosle (1682–1749 CE) was the fourth Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire created by his grandfather, Chhatrapati Shivaji. More popularly known as Chattrapati Shahu, he came out of captivity by the Mughals and defeated his aunt Tarabai in an internecine conflict to gain the throne in 1708.
He was the son of the second Chhatrapati Sambhaji, who was killed by the Mughals in 1689.
On the name of this brave emperor, our college has been given name “Chhatrapati Shahuji Subharti Institute of Technology and Engineering”.