Mankoji Dahatonde (Warfare Minister)
Manikrao was deshmukh in maval who joined Shivaji's early efforts of independence.
Manikrao was very experienced leader & had great vision of warfare. Initially Manikrao served as sarnaubat for Shivaji.
Then he was promoted as Warfare minister.
Manikrao's guidance & strategem played very important role in initial conquests of Shjivaji.