Some people have criticized me for praising Shivajiand Rana Pratap, and alleged that they were die hard anti Muslims and communal. This is totally false. They respected Muslims, and had Muslim officers in their armies. Hakim Khan Sur was commander of Rana Pratap's artillery. Shivaji treated with great respect Muslim ladies who had been captured by his soldiers, and returned them to their families, as Khafi Khan has written.