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Rani Velu Nachiyar Birth Anniversary

Rani Velu Nachiyar Birth Anniversary:

The Prime Minister of India has paid tributes to Rani Velu Nachiyar (3rd Jan 1730 – 25th Dec 1796) on her birth anniversary.

  • Rani Velu Nachiyar, also known as Veeramangai, was the princess of the Ramnad Kingdom of Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu.
  • She is revered as the first queen to fight against the British colonial power in India.
  • She was a scholar in languages like French, English, and Urdu.
  • Nachiyar became queen of the Sivaganga estate (present-day Tamil Nadu) in 1780 after her husbands death.
  • She ruled until 1790.
  • She went on to produce the first human bomb as well as establish the first army of trained women soldiers in the late 1700s.