Freedom Fighter Rani Lakshmi Bai

Freedom Fighter Rani Lakshmi Bai :

  • Rani Lakshmi Bai is one of the notable freedom fighters of India
  • Her real name was Manikarnika Tabme
  • She was born in  19 November 1828 in Varanasi, India
  • As a brave girl, Lakshmi Bai grew independently right from her childhood
  • She studied at her home and her skills included shooting, horsemanship, and fencing

Freedom Fighter Rani Lakshmi Bai : (Short Essay)

India was struggling 2 long centuries to get independence from the Britishers. There are many freedom fighters whose sacrifice have been worthwhile to make our nation free from the English. One great lady who was one of the strong roots of  First Revolt of independence is Jhansi ka Rani – Lakshmi Bai. Born in Varanasi, on 19 November 1828, her original name was Manikarnika Tabme. Her father rose her into an iron lady who furiously learnt to ride elephants and horses. She was so efficient in handling weapons and she grew up with Nana Sahib and Tatya Tope who were also a part of our First War of Independence. Her contributions are unforgettable and she gave her life for India on 17 June of 1858.

Freedom Fighter Rani Lakshmi Bai : (Brief Essay)

Honored as Lakshmi Bai for her fiery attitude and furious participation in First War of Independence, Jhansi ka Rani is one of the robust freedom fighters of India.

A warrior right from her childhood, Rani Lakshmi Bai was born on 19 November 1828 in Varanasi and was originally named Manikarnika. Daughter of Moropant Tabme  Bhagirathi, she lost lost her mother in an early age. Lakshmi Bai was learnt to ride horses, elephants and handle weapons right from her childhood.

During later ages, Lord Dalhousie became the Governor-General of India. At the same time, Lakshmi Bai was in deep grief since she lost her 4 months old son. Taking advantage of Rani’s situation, Lord Dalhousie tried to acquire Jhansi by not accepting her adopted son (Damodar Rao) as the Legal Heir. But Lakshmi Bai was very strong and she stood against the British to protect Jhansi from acquisition.

She gathered an army of rebellions  (close to 14000 rebels) which consisted of both men and women. With the help of this strong army she created a defense for Jhansi. Unfortunately, in March 1858, though Jhansi lost to the British forces after a continuous fight for 2 weeks. Under the cover of darkness, Lakshmi Bai and many rebels escaped to Gwalior so that they can still give their participation for the First Revolt of Independence.  Again in Gwalior, there happened a fierce battle was fought between the British and the Lakshmi Bai’s army. But on 17 June 1858,  it so happened that this great lady gave her life on the battlefield India’s freedom. For the free air we are breathing today, we should give a high range of salute a freedom fighter like Jhansi ka Rani and thank for her sacrifice for our Mother Country.

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