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Death Anniversary Of Mangal Pandey

Death Anniversary Of Mangal Pandey:

The death anniversary of Mangal Pandey, who played a significant role in Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, is celebrated on April 8 every year.

  • Mangal Pandey is considered the hero of the first war of Independence, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857.
  • He was born on July 19, 1827 near Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh.
  • In 1849, Pandey joined the army of the British East India Company and served as a sepoy in the 6th Company of the 34th Bengal Native Infantry in Barrackpore.
  • He revolted against the East India Company for introducing cartridges that were greased with animal fat as it hurt the religious sentiments of the soldiers.
  • This movement of rebels reached other parts of India and led to a mass revolt against the colonial rulers.
  • Common people too came out and opposed anti-India laws.
  • On March 29, 1857, Pandey mutinied and fired at his Senior Sergeant Major.
  • He was overpowered and hanged on April 8, 1857, by the order of a Court Martial at Lal Bagan in Barrackpore.
  • His regiment was disbanded, like the 19th infantry at Behrampore, for showing resentment.