Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tributes to Rani Velu Nachiyar on birth anniversary

Rani Velu Nachiyar, known as Veeramangai among Tamils, was the first queen to fight against the British colonial power in India

FP Staff January 03, 2022 09:52:14 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tributes to Rani Velu Nachiyar on birth anniversary

Velu Nachchiyar on a 2008 stamp of India. Wikimedia Commons

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to Rani Velu Nachiyar, the Sivaganga queen of Tamil Nadu who waged war against the British, on her birth anniversary. He tweeted:

According to the Sivaganga district website, born in 1730, Rani Velu Nachiyar was the first queen to fight against the British colonial power in India. She is known among Tamils as Veeramangai. She was the princess of Ramanathapuram and the only child of Raja Chellamuthu vijayaragunatha Sethupathy and Rani Sakandhimuthal of the Ramnad kingdom.

With inputs from agencies

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