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Rani Lakshmi Bai remembered on her 160th death anniversary

Rani Lakshmi Bai 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.

SNS | New Delhi |

Sand artist and Padma Shri awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sculpture honouring and remembering Rani Laxmi Bai, the queen of Jhansi who rebelled against the Britishers in 1857, on her 160th death anniversary.

Actor Kangana Ranaut, who is scheduled to come out with a film called ‘Manikarnika’ in 2018, in which she plays the role of Queen of Jhansi, Rani Lakshmi Bai on Monday, unveiled her first official look and also paid tribute to Rani Laxmi Bai.

All India Mahila Congress in a tweet paid tributes to women warrior.

Union Minister of State with Independent Charge in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in a tweet remembered Rani Lakshmi Bai’s valour and saluted her courage.

Lakshmi Bai, better known as Jhansi ki Rani, was the queen of the princely state of Jhansi, now part of Uttar Pradesh.

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.

Born on 19th November 1828, Rani Laxmibai died 160 years ago on this day while fighting the British forces.

A number of patriotic songs have been written about the Rani. The most famous composition about Rani Lakshmi Bai is the Hindi poem “Jhansi ki Rani” written by Subhadra Kumari Chauhan.

A women’s unit of the Indian National Army was named the Rani of Jhansi Regiment. Many educational institutions have been named after her as well.