Kunwar Singh

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Kunwar Singh
Kunwar Singh, a steel engraving from 'The Indian Empire', c.1858, with modern hand coloring
Nickname Veer Kunwar Singh
Born 1777
Jagdispur, Bihar
Died 26 April 1858
Jagdispur, Bihar
Allegiance India
Rank King
Relations Shabzada Singh (father), Panchratan Devi (mother)

Kunwar Singh (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 under the command 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 Veer Kunwar Singh University in Arrah is named for 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. Indianpost.com (1966-04-23). Retrieved on 11 September 2017
  3. "Veer Kunwar Singh University". Retrieved 11 September 2017.