Remembering Mangal Pandey: Everything you need to know

Remembering Mangal Pandey: Mangal Pandey is known as the hero of modern India. He's also an inspiration for many Indain citizens for his heroic acts. On the occasion of Mangal Pandey's birth anniversary, take a look at some interesting facts about the brave man who fought the Britishers.

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Remembering Mangal Pandey
Remembering Mangal Pandey: Everything you need to know

Remembering Mangal Pandey: Mangal Pandey is known as the hero of modern India. He’s also an inspiration for many Indain citizens for his heroic acts. On the occasion of Mangal Pandey’s birth anniversary, take a look at some interesting facts about the brave man who fought the Britishers.

Remembering Mangal Pandey: Remembering Mangal Pandey on his birth anniversary

Mangal Pandey was born in 1827 in a traditional Brahmin family in Uttar Pradesh. Pandey was a courageous soldier of Bengal Native Infantry. He fought with the British Army on March 29th, 1857.

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According to sources, Mangal was upset with the British army because they used a new kind of cartridge which was made with animals such as cows and pigs. However, Indian troops said Britishers did it intentionally as they know it will upset both Hindus and Muslims. Later, Mangal Pandey was hanged to death by Britishers as he was declared a traitor.

His heroic act influenced many Indian citizens which led to the revolt of 1857 and the Indian freedom movement. Mangal’s act also inspired many writers and filmmakers. One of the most-watched films of Bollywood Range De Basanti was based on the real hero of India.

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