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
Jagdispur, Bihar
Died26 April 1858
Jagdispur, Bihar
RelationsShabzada 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 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. Indianpost.com (1966-04-23). Retrieved on 11 September 2017
  3. "Veer Kunwar Singh University". Retrieved 11 September 2017.