Union Minister of Home paid tributes to the great King Shankar Shah

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Union Minister of Home Affairs has paid tributes to the great patriot King Shankar Shah and his son Kunwar Raghunath Shah in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.

Who is King Shankar Shah?

King Shankar Shah was a Gond king of Garha Kingdom in the Gondwana region of Madhya Pradesh.

Despite his state being under British rule during the first war of independence in 1857, the king and his son, Raghunath were saddened by the British era atrocities and kept igniting the rebellion through their poetry

As the British officers learnt about their acts, the duo was arrested and sentenced to death and on September 18, 1858. They were tied to the mouth of the cannon and blown up.

The locals in Jabalpur mark their martyrdom day on September 18 every year.

Source:  This post is based on the articleUnion Minister of Home paid tributes to the great King Shankar Shahpublished in PIB on 20th Sep 2021.

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