Rani Lakshmi Bai was born on 13th November 1835. Her father’s name was Morapant and her mother’s name was Bhagirathi. The former name of Lakshmi Bai was Manu. As a child, she grew up in the company of Nana Sahib who was the son of the Peshwa Bajirao and who too, like her, later became famous for his bravery.
It was in the company of Nana that Manu got the training to become a brave and skilled soldier. She was married in her early age to Gangadhar Rai who was then the ruler of Jhansi. As Gangadhar became seriously ill, the couple adopted a son Damodar, as they had no son of their own. Gangadhar died earl. After his death, Lord Dalhousie, the then Governor-General, who was following the Doctrine of Lapse, refused to admit Damodar as heir to Gangadhar’s throne.
Lakshmi Bai was brave a woman of India. She arranged weapons and ammunition and when the British attacked on the fort of Jhansi, they were surprised to find the spirited daughter of India, with the sword in her hand, answer the cruel strokes of a mighty enemy forcefully. Lakshmi Bai was indeed no match for the British power. Having lost Jhansi, she fought from the fort of Gwalior. Indeed, she could not face the British forces. But she fought until her last breath and laid down her life for the sake of freedom. She died
on 18 June 1858 at the age of 29 at Kotah ki Serai, near Gwalior, India. She was a great patriot and one of the most important freedom fighters during the First War of Independence which is ever simply called ‘Mutiny’ or the ‘Great Upheaval.’
Mother Teresa was born on 26th of August in 1910 Skopje, Macedonia in a Catholic religious family. Her birth name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu who became later famous as the Mother Teresa after her great works and life achievements. She decided to become a nun in her childhood. She had joined a convent in the year 1928 and then came to India. Once, Mother Teresa was returning from her visit, she became very and her heart was broken after seeing people’s sadness in a Kolkata slum. That incident upset her mind a lot and made her many nights sleepless. She started thinking some ways to decrease people suffering in the slum. She was famous for her social restrictions so she prayed to God for getting some guidance.
Eventually, she got a message from God on 10th of September in 1937 to leave the convent and serve needy people. Afterward, she started serving to the poor people. She chose to wear a simple dress of white sari having a blue border. Soon, young girls began united her group to provide kind support to the needy people of the poor community. She decided to make a dedicated group of sisters which would always be ready for serving to needy in any condition. Later, the group of devoted sisters called as “Missionaries of Charity.”
She was a very religious and prominent lady who is also known as “Saint of the Gutters.” She had devoted her whole life in front of us as a true mother by giving social services of full dedication and love to the poor people of the Indian. She is also known as “saint of our times” or “angel” or “a beacon in the world of darkness.” Mother Teresa left us forever on 5 September 1997 at Kolkata, India.
Nana Sahib was born on May 19, 1824 as Nana Govind Dhondu Pant to Narayan Bhatt and Ganga Bai. When Baji Rao II (the last Peshwa of the Maratha Confederation) defeated in the Third Maratha War and the East India Company had exiled him to Bithoor near Kanpur, where he maintained a large establishment paid for in part out of a British pension. In childhood, he had friends named Tantya Tope, Azimullah Khan and Rani Lakshmibai. He played a significant role in the Indian freedom fight.
According to Doctrine of Lapse treaty, after the death of Baji Rao, Nana Sahib was refused to take the throne as he was not the direct heir to Baji Rao. Nana Sahib stood against this statement of the British Government and started an attack on their collocation at Kanpur. He was defeated by General Henry Havelock and in December 1857 by Sir Colin Campbell. He appointed a nephew, Rao Sahib, to give orders to Tantia.
He was a Maratha soldier and led the Kanpur rebellion during the battle of 1857. He had in himself inbuilt leadership qualities which led to the breakout. The best thing about him was that he was the connate, sensible, agile and strong decision maker. He never had to plan any move or any trick in advance. It is said that after his defeat in the rebellion of Kanpur, Nana Sahib took shelter in Nepal to protect himself and his family. He was seen by people in the Nepal hills, where he is thought to have died.