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BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF MAHARANA PRATAP

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF MAHARANA PRATAP

Context

Recently, the Prime Minister of India paid tribute to Maharana Pratap on his 481st  birth anniversary.

Details

  • Born on May 9th 1540 in Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan.
  • 13th King of Mewar and was the eldest son of Udai Singh II
  • Ruled the kingdom of Mewar, with his capital at Chittor.
  • Udai Singh II was also a founder of the city of Udaipur.
  • He died on 19th January, 1597.
  • Famous battle of Battle of Haldighati was fought in 1576 between Rana Pratap Singh of Mewar and Raja Man Singh of Amber.
  • His younger brothers were Shakti Singh, Vikram Singh and Jagmal Singh. Maharana Pratap was married to Ajabde Punwar of Bijolia.
  • He built a new capital, Chavand, near modern Dungarpur.

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