Mangal Pandey

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Date of Birth July 19, 1827
Place of Birth India
Date of Death Apr 8, 1857 (29)
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Mangal Pandey

Mangal Pandey was an Indian soldier who played a key part in the events immediately preceding the outbreak of the Indian rebellion of 1857. He was a sepoy in the 34th Bengal Native Infantry regiment of the British East India Company. In 1984, the Indian government issued a postage stamp to remember him. His life and actions have also been portrayed in several cinematic productions.

Born: Nagwa, Ballia district, Ceded and Conquered Provinces, Company India
Died: April 08, 1857, Barrackpore, Calcutta, Bengal Province, Company India
Cause of death: Execution by hanging
Citizenship: Company Raj
Occupation: Sepoy (soldier) in the 34th Bengal Native Infantry (B.N.I.) regiment of the British East India Company
Known for: Indian independence fighter

About Mangal Pandey

Indian war hero who was an important soldier during the time of the Indian rebellion of 1857. He was a private in the 34th Bengal Native Infantry regiment of the British East India Company.

Mangal Pandey Before Fame

He joined the East India Company's army when he was 18 years old in 1849.

Achievement of Mangal Pandey

The Government of India issued a postage stamp in his honor in October 1984.

Mangal Pandey Family Life

He was born into a Bhumihar Brahmin family in the village of Nagwa.

Associations of Mangal Pandey

The 2005 film The Rising was based on the events he went through and starred actor Aamir Khan.

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Latest information about Mangal Pandey updated on April 17, 2021.

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