Kunwar Singh

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Kunwar Singh
Kunwar Singh, a steel engraving from 'The Indian Empire', c.1858, with modern hand coloring
NicknameVeer Kunwar Singh
Born13 November 1777
Jagdispur, Bihar
Died26 April 1858
Jagdispur, Bihar
RelationsShabzada Singh (father), Panchratan Devi (mother)

Kunwar Singh (13 November 1777 – 26 April 1858) belonged to a royal Ujjainiya Rajput house of Jagdispur, which is currently a part of Bhojpur district, Bihar, India. During the Indian Rebellion of 1857 he led soldiers against the troops of the British East India Company.[1] He was the chief organizer of the fight against the British in Bihar.

Legacy[change | change source]

The Republic of India issued a commemorative stamp[2] on 23 April 1966. The Kunwar Singh University in Arrah is named after him.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sarala, Śrīkr̥shṇa (1999). Indian Revolutionaries: A Comprehensive Study, 1957-1961, Volume 1. Bihar: Prabhat Prakashan. p. 73. ISBN 978-81-87100-16-4. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  2. Stamp at Indiapost Archived 2019-07-10 at the Wayback Machine. Indianpost.com (1966-04-23). Retrieved on 11 September 2017
  3. "Veer Kunwar Singh University". Retrieved 11 September 2017.