What is the News?
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister has renamed the Habibganj railway station after Rani Kamlapati.
Who is Rani Kamlapati?
Rani Kamalapati was the 18th Century Gond queen of the region. She was the widow of Gond ruler Nizam Shah, chief of Ginnorgarh.
She is known to have shown great bravery in facing aggressors during her reign after her husband was killed.
Kamlapati is also claimed to be the “last Hindu queen of Bhopal” who did great work in the area of water management and set up parks and temples.
Kamalapati Palace: It is a secular architecture built-in 1722. The palace has been designated as a Monument of National Importance by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
About Gond Community
Gond community is the largest tribal group in India. The community is largely spread in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar and Odisha.
Source: This post is based on the article “Ahead of PM’s trip, station gets Gond queen’s name” published by The Hindu on 15th November 2021.