Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister pays tribute to Maharani Durgavati on her martyrdom day

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan paid tributes on the martyrdom day of Maharani Durgavati, the brave woman who laid down her life for freedom and self-respect. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan garlanded the picture of Maharani Durgavati at his residence. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the saga of Maharani Durgavati will always give a sense of pride to the future generations of India and will continue to inspire them for the progress and service of the nation.

The kingdom of Rani Durgavati was Garhmandala, whose centre was Jabalpur. After the untimely death of her husband, the Gond king Dalpat Shah, she placed son Veer Narayan on the throne and started ruling as his patron. The state progressed a lot under her rule. The Mughal ruler Akbar wanted to conquer the kingdom. Akbar attacked the Gondwana kingdom under the leadership of his relative Asaf Khan. The queen fought fiercely till the end. Finally, on 24 June 1564, the queen made self-sacrifice by piecing her own dagger into her own chest.