Bahadur Shah Zafar

The last Mughal king, Bahadur Shah, better known as Bahadur Shah Zafar, was born in 1775 at Delhi. He was the son of Akbar Shah from his Hindu wife Lalbai. After the death of his father, he ascended the throne in 1837, during the British rule, when he was little over 60 years of age. […]

Mangal Pandey

Mangal Pandey (July 19, 1827- 8 April 1857) also known as Shaheed Mangal Pandey was a sepoy (soldier) in the 34th Regiment of the Bengal Native Infantry (BNI) of the English East India Company. Pandey was born in the village of Nagwa in district Ballia (U.P.). He joined the British East India Company forces in […]

Tatia Tope

Tantya Tope (1814-1859) also known as Ram Chandra Pandurang, was an Indian leader in the Indian rebellion of 1857. Born in at village Yeola in Maharastra, he was the son of Pandurang Rao Tope, an important noble at the court of the Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao II. His father shifted his family with the ill-fated […]

Veerapandiya Kattabomman

Veera Pandiya Kattabomman (Veera= brave) hailed from Panchalankurichi (present day Tirunelveli), Tamilnadu. His father Aadi Kattabomman was a minister in the court of Jagaveera Pandiyan, a descendent in the pandiyan line, Jagveera Pandiyan was issueless and declared Kattabomman as his successor. Since Kattabomman was the first of the new clan, he came to be known […]