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Vice President, PM pay tributes to Rani Lakshmibai on her Jayanti

 

  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today paid tributes to the great warrior queen, Rani LakshmiBai on her birth anniversary. 
  • Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi was an Indian queen, the Maharani consort of the Maratha princely state of Jhansi from 1843 to 1853 as the wife of Maharaja Gangadhar Rao.
  • She was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and became a symbol of resistance to the British Raj for Indian nationalists. 
  • She died from wounds received in a battle on 17 June 1858.