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480th Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap

  • 11 May 2020
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Recently, the Prime Minister and Vice President of India paid tributes to Maharana Pratap on his 480th birth anniversary.

Maharana Pratap

  • Description:
    • Rana Pratap Singh also known as Maharana Pratap was born on May 9th 1540 in Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan.
    • He was the 13th King of Mewar and was the eldest son of Udai Singh II
      • Maharana 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 (Rajasthan).
  • Battle of Haldighati:
    • The Battle of Haldighati was fought in 1576 between Rana Pratap Singh of Mewar and Raja Man Singh of Amber who was the general of the Mughal emperor Akbar.
    • Maharana Pratap fought a brave war, but was defeated by Mughal forces.
    • It is said that Maharana Pratap’s loyal horse named Chetak, gave up his life as the Maharana was leaving the battlefield.
  • Reconquest:
    • After 1579, the Mughal pressure relaxed over Mewar and Pratap recovered Western Mewar including Kumbhalgarh, Udaipur and Gogunda.
    • During this period, he also built a new capital, Chavand, near modern Dungarpur.

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