Nobody would dare to exclude the name of Shahu Maharaj from the list of the great historically famous personalities. He was the leader of common man. He was a great national figure who tried and succeeded in giving the human fundamental rights for equality to all. The biographies of people like him always set a good example in front of the tender minds of the society. Today’s government aims at socialistic approach. Hence, the work of Shahu Maharaj will be a guideline to it as he worked mainly for the betterment of the ‘dalit’, the exploited people and the common people of the society. Shahu Maharaj’s contribution during freedom fight is discussed here in great details. His post-independent work in the fields of social, religious, financial, political, educational areas have been very important.