Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Rani Velu Nachiyar on her birth anniversary. Rani Velu Nachiyar is the Sivaganga queen in Tamil Nadu who waged war against the British.
Her strong commitment to fight colonialism was remarkable, and she personifies the spirit of our “Nari Shakti” (women power), the prime minister tweeted.
Born in 1730, she is hailed for her campaign against the East India Company.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Remembering the brave Rani Velu Nachiyar on her birth anniversary. Her indomitable courage shall keep motivating the coming generations. Her strong commitment to fight colonialism was remarkable. She personifies the spirit of our Nari Shakti.”
Rani Velu Nachiyar was the first Indian queen to wage war with the East India Company in India.
She is known by Tamils as Veeramangai (“brave woman”).