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Kunwar Singh
Kunwar Singh, a steel engraving from 'The Indian Empire', c.1858, with modern hand coloring
NicknameVeer Kunwar Singh
Born13 November 1777
Jagdispur, Bihar
Died26 April 1858
Jagdispur, Bihar
AllegianceIndia
RankKing
RelationsShabzada Singh (father), Panchratan Devi (mother)

Kunwar Singh (13 November 1777 – 26 April 1858) belonged to a royal Ujjainiya Rajput house of Jagdispur, which is currently a part of Bhojpur district, Bihar, India. During the Indian Rebellion of 1857 he led soldiers against the troops of the British East India Company.[1] He was the chief organizer of the fight against the British in Bihar.

Legacy

The Republic of India issued a commemorative stamp[2] on 23 April 1966. The [Kunwar Singh University]] in Arrah is named after him.[3]

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