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कुंवर सिंह (Kunwar Singh)

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Kunwar Singh was one of the leading figures of the Indian Movement of 1857-59. A scion of Rajpur nobility he was born in Jagdishpur in the Shahabad (Now Bhojpur) District of Bihar about 1777 and was destined to die a hero in the Great Rising of 1857.When India rose against British authority in 1857, Babu Kunwar Singh was already past his prime being nearly eighty years old.

Despite his age and failing health, when the call to fight came, the old lion plunged into the thick of it and for nearly a year battled against the British forces with grim determination and undaunted courage.
 
In Bihar, Kunwar Singh was the chief organizer of the fight against British. He assumed command of the soldiers who had revolted at Danapur on 5th July. Two days later he occupied Arrah, the district headquarter. Major Vincent Eyre relieved the town on 3rd August, defeated Kunwar Singh's force and destroyed Jagdishpur. Kunwar Singh left his ancestral village and reached Lucknow in December 1857. In March 1858 he occupied Azamgarh. However, he had to leave the place soon. Pursued by Brigadier Douglas, he retreated towards his home in Bihar. On 23 April, Kunwar Singh had a victory near Jagdishpur over the force led by Captain Le Grand, but the following day he died in his village. The mantle of the old chief now fell on his brother Amar Singh who, despite heavy odds, continued the struggle and for a considerable time ran a parallel government in the district of Shahabad. In October 1859 Amar Singh joined the rebel leaders in the Nepal Terai.

The part which Kunwar Singh played in the First War of Independence marks a glorious chapter in the chequered history of his country. After harrying the British at the head of a devoted band of followers for nearly a year Kunwar Singh was forced to retreat to his ancient seat at Jagdishpur. It is believed that while crossing the Ganga on his way to Jagdishpur he was wounded in the arm by the pursuing forces and the old warrior severed the injured limb and flung it into the Ganga as his last offering. Soon after he fought his last battle near Jagdishpur on the 23rd April, 1858 in which the British forces were completely routed. Kunwar Singh passed away the next day.
 
To honor his memory and his contribution to India’s freedom movement, the Republic of India issued a commemorative stamp on 23rd April, 1966.
 
Comments (39)
Veer Bankuda Babu Kunwar Singh ......
1 Sunday, 16 August 2009 08:27
Dr. Ravi Kant Dubey, HOD- Political Sc. M.V.College Buxar
Bhartiy swatantrata Andolan ke Itihaskar lekhakan ke dwara Shahabad ke swatantrata Senaniyan ke yogdan ke prati nyay naikhe kail gail . Bipin Chandra aur R.S. Sharma jaisan Itihaskar t Babu Veer Kuer Singh ke aandolan ke bhi swarth se prerit batavle badan . Shahabad Ke Itihas ke Punarlekhan Hokhe ke Chahi jekra me Babu kuer singh ke veerta ke samuchit vivran aave vali Pidhi ke Mil sake . Bhojpuriya.com team ke Bhadhai..
more about kunwar singh
2 Monday, 31 August 2009 16:11
Avinash singh
hey friends
i am from dehri
i search really hard to know more about kunwar singh pls help me by giving adress or something
Kunwar singh
3 Saturday, 16 January 2010 16:56
aprajita singh
He had a brother call Dayal singh and he was only able to have family out of 4 brothers Kunwar singh has... Some of members of His family still residing near Jagdishpur a Village call Dilippur..
babu kunwar singh shere Bihar
4 Friday, 05 March 2010 20:27
rajnish
kash main bhi babukunwar singh ke sath hota kumse kum dusman ke ek gole to bekar kar hi deta, babu kunwar singh jaise saput bihar ki shan hai
History of dalippur
5 Monday, 15 March 2010 00:05
pushkar
Dear Aparajita

U r absolutely correct . I belong to dallippur. r u also from my ancesteral vilage.

Regards
Pushkar
Veer Kunwar Singh ( Glory of India)
6 Saturday, 17 April 2010 09:26
Ashok kumar Singh
Babu Veer Kunwar Singh is the roll model for person who has been crossed the age 50 or 60. During he was fitting for freedom the age of Babu Veer Kunwar Singh was above 80 year, but no any huge found in moral of him, henceforth he was real roll model for the person who are over 50 or 60 and accepted that they can not do any thing. I am belonging from him native disttrict- Bhojpur and my native village- Kewatiya approximatly 30KM ahead from Jagdishpur whether this great soal was born and I completed self aducation from Veer Kunwar Singh University (Maharaja College), Arrah. Bihar.
kaash kunwar sigh aaj v hote
7 Saturday, 17 April 2010 13:37
Ritesh chouhan
kaash kunwar sigh aaj v hote to is prakaar ka tanashah nahi hota gandi raajniti nahi hoto
Hi to all
8 Sunday, 25 April 2010 10:57
Ashutosh singh
Hi pushar and Aprajita,
First of all i am introducing myself to all of u My self Ashutosh Singh From the faimly of shri Dayal singh now i am in Mumbai ..pushar can i know where u live in dalippur ........Aprajita How come u know that Faimly any connection ? because very few people know that...
aashaaein
9 Tuesday, 27 April 2010 23:07
saif
kunvar singh gareebo ke raja thay ...................khash ve aaj ke zamane ke hote
English Literature
10 Tuesday, 11 May 2010 13:43
umesh prasad singh
Babu Veer Kunwar Singh represents the valour and cult of Universality in fervour of Rajputana glory in style and manner. I feel a sense of prowess as a Scholar of Calcutta university that in his stewardship the revolutionary leadership took universal dimension of great extent and reality. I belong to Arrah Bhojpur essentially emanated from Rajasthan historically -this makes me nostalgic coupled with 1857 university heritage of calcutta university in the domain of English Literature in wide spectrum. Babu Veer Kunwar Singh fought for administration of Justice and finally won the race in the midst of obstacles on which our Justice module stands as per constitution of India.He was just 80 years of age when he raised a voice against vast British Empire .
kunwar singh
11 Tuesday, 13 July 2010 16:33
kunwar ajay pratap singh
80 saal ke BABU KUNWAR SINGH jo JAGDISHPUR,ARA(BHOJPUR) BIHAR PIN NO.805158 ke jamindar thee jinho ne 1857 kee sawtatrasangraam me bhhag liya aur angrejo se loha liya, aaj unka PARIWAR dar dar ka thokar khaa raha hai lekin koi dhyan dene wala nahi hai KUNWAR SINGH KI PUTRAWADHU jo ki KUNWAR SINGH KI WANSAJ HAI JINKAA NAAM smt.PUSHPA SINGH hai AAJ UNHI KI BETI KO DAHEJ NAA MILNE K KAARAN JALA K AR MAAR DIYA GAYA HAI JO PARIWAR APNE DESH KO AAJAD KARNE KE LIYE APNAA SARA JINDGI DES PE NIWCHAOR KAR DIYA AAJ KUNWAR SINGH K VAANSAJ KO INSSAF K LIYE DAR DAR BHATAKNAA PAD RAHAA HAI.... KYA AAP LOG IS PARIWAR KAA SAATH DENGE?
Search for village of 'Kowarah'
12 Wednesday, 01 September 2010 03:52
Tiberman Sajiwan Ramyead
My ancestor arrived in Mauritius in 1859 from the village of 'Kowarah', zillah Arrah, pergunna Beheea, as per records in Mauritius here. He was a rebel sepoy under Kunwar Singh. His father's name in Kowarah was Sajiwan. This middle name has been carried by myself, my son and my grandson. I am desperately trying to trace this village because I want to visit it. CAN ANYBODY HELP ME PLEASE? I understand that the village is somewhere between Arrah and Jugdispur; it cound actually be spelt 'Kowrah'.
kunwar singh ji
13 Saturday, 04 September 2010 14:48
ashish
aparajita who r u and how do u know the family i am one of them, pls give your ancestral lineage. I do know most people in Dalippur.
sajivan
14 Thursday, 07 October 2010 00:34
kumar
sajivan..there r 4 kanwarah village today arrah....village of ur ancestors must be one of these....
About DAWAN GARH.
15 Sunday, 14 November 2010 23:39
Chandan kumar singh
Dawan Garh ke rajputo ne bhi 1857 ke kranti me babu Kunwar singh ka sath diya or goro se jam ke mukabla kiya. aaj bhi Dawan ke rajput Babu Kunwar singh ka jayanti bari dhum dham se manate hai. aaj bhi waha ke log goro dwara girayee gayi apne ghar ko dekh aahe bharte hai
comment
16 Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:55
sunil
Babu Kunwar Singh,Mere Desh Bharat Ke Rajya Bihar Ke Jila Bhojpur Me Jagdishpur Shaan Hai.Mai sunil Isi Jile Ka Rahane Wala Hu.Our Babu Kunwar Singh Par Mujhe Garv Hai.
great kunwar
17 Thursday, 16 December 2010 14:58
sunil
babu kunwar singh is great..............................................
history
18 Wednesday, 05 January 2011 20:14
pravin
Babu kunwar singh was a tollering personality,we should inspire from him.And we must do something different in our respective field.
Veer Kunwar Singh
19 Tuesday, 22 February 2011 20:26
aprajita
Hi There ,
Yes I am related to a family where Dyal Singh's Grand daughter married to my Tau ji of Sakaldiha kote. He(my Tau) is no more but His wife is surviving , frail and staying in Bokaro.


Regards Aprajita
Salute to the great soul in Holi...
20 Tuesday, 08 March 2011 14:08
Rakesh Kumar Singh, Lecturer in Psychology, Dr. P.N.Singh Degree College, Chapra
Bangala me ure laa abeer aho bangala me ure laa abeer, Babu Kunwar Singh tegwa bahadur, bangala me ure laa abeer..........

Really Babu Veer Kunwar Singh was a great personalilty of Indian freedom movement. We have been listening his BAHADURI AND BALIDAN in Holi geet.
madad ki guhar
21 Monday, 14 March 2011 23:59
Surendra Mishra
kunwar singh 11. Tuesday, 13 July 2010 16:33 (kunwar ajay pratap singh) 80 saal ke BABU KUNWAR SINGH jo JAGDISHPUR,ARA(BHOJPUR) BIHAR PIN NO.805158 ke jamindar thee jinho ne 1857 kee sawtatrasangraam me bhhag liya aur angrejo se loha liya, aaj unka PARIWAR dar dar ka thokar khaa raha hai lekin koi dhyan dene wala nahi hai KUNWAR SINGH KI PUTRAWADHU jo ki KUNWAR SINGH KI WANSAJ HAI JINKAA NAAM smt.PUSHPA SINGH hai AAJ UNHI KI BETI KO DAHEJ NAA MILNE K KAARAN JALA K AR MAAR DIYA GAYA HAI JO PARIWAR APNE DESH KO AAJAD KARNE KE LIYE APNAA SARA JINDGI DES PE NIWCHAOR KAR DIYA AAJ KUNWAR SINGH K VAANSAJ KO INSSAF K LIYE DAR DAR BHATAKNAA PAD RAHAA HAI.... KYA AAP LOG IS PARIWAR KAA SAATH DENGE?

Kya sache bharatiya in mahan desh sevak/sache deshbhakt ke parivar ko ek ek rupiya bhi nahi de sakte.... sivay gadddar ab ke desh ke netao ke jo sirf apne rubber jaise tond ko bharne se nahi fursat pate.... jo ab gandhi vadi ho kr khud ko desh ke liye jhuthi sekhi bagharte hai.... lekin in bhrast netao ne is trh ka intjam kiya hi ki ek rupiya bhi is parivar ko nahi pahuch sakta kyo ki na to dak khana se ek rupiya bhej sakte hai n hi bank ke account me hi jama kr sakte hai ek rupiya.... lekin in bhrast netao ke liye koi kanun nahi jo
karodo lakho desh ke gairibo ko loot kr dusre desh me asankhya dollar jama krte hai..
BABU KUNWAR SINGH
22 Friday, 22 April 2011 17:52
VINOD SINGH
LONG LIVE KUNWAR SINGH!!!!

YOUR COURAGE , BRAVERY & PATRIOTISM WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN . YOUR SPIRIT WILL LIVE IN OUR HEART & MIND FOR GENERATION TO COME.

LONG LIVE KUNWAR SINGH!!! LONG LIVE BHARAT MATA !!1

YOUR SON.

VINOD SINGH.
MELBOURNE . AUSTRALIA.
GREAT PERSONALITY
23 Monday, 25 April 2011 11:46
Rajiv Ranjan
BABU VIR KUNWAR SINGH ko sat sat naman!
Babu veer kuwar Singh
24 Thursday, 12 May 2011 17:56
Ram Yash Singh (BIHAR BUXAR)
VEER KUWAR SINGH JAISAN TA BIHAR MEIN KOI NA MILE. SHIF KUMAR SINGH KE NAME JAPLE SE KUCH NA HOI. UNKARA JAISAN KAAM KAR KE DEKHAVE KE PARI. COMMENT KAILA SE KUCH MILE WALEWAL NA BA
kash!!!!!!!!
25 Monday, 30 May 2011 20:03
Madalsa
he was a gr8 warrior.kash mai be oonke ssath hoti.kuch talwar baji to a hi jati
VEER Kunwar Singh
26 Monday, 06 June 2011 09:33
Ravindra singh
Realy he was great.
he was a great guy.
27 Wednesday, 15 June 2011 12:14
Pratik anand
I like the people who will face the fear.....//////
Kunwar Singh in ICSE book
28 Thursday, 04 August 2011 19:36
Karteek Dhara
Babu Kunwar Singh has become so popular that a university in Bihar has been opened on his name and also an ICSE hindi book(Ekanki Suman) Has a chapter called Vijay ki Vela which was written by Jagdeesh chandr Mathur and it completely deals with the bravery of Kunwar Singh in the great uprising of 1857. To get more information about him you can definitely read that story.
kunwar singh
29 Monday, 15 August 2011 15:09
sreejit banerjee
kunwar singh has made us proud by his bravery and valour. he was one of the greatest soldiers a man could have ever seen. jai ho!
babu kuwr singh
30 Thursday, 18 August 2011 16:21
bhupendera singh
Sch much babu kuwr singh ak mhan yodha the. Savi ara jila walo ko unke jaisa hona chahie
THANKYOU
Re: Birth place of my grandfather UNUTH
31 Wednesday, 07 September 2011 10:28
Mr. Hurduth ANUTH
Hi, Many thanks for your info. My grandfather Mr. UNUTH Immigrant No. 315907, left India(date unknown), Village SOHUR, Zillah: ARRAH, Pergunah: SASRAWO and arrived in Mauritius on 20th July 1865 on board ship COLGRAIN No.1115.
I would be very very grateful if you could help me to more information about him and his family & the birth place of UNUTH, please.
Any further information required, may be available on Tel 453 5085 or Mob 751 4939.

With thanks,

H ANUTH
Hi..........to all
32 Saturday, 17 September 2011 21:24
SHATRUNJAY BHARTI
BABU KUNWAR SINGH IS REALLY GREAT...................HAME GARV HAI KI HUM BABU KUNWAR SINGH KE BHUMI SE BELONG KARTE HAI





(SHATRUNJAY BHARTI)
re- babu kuwar singh
33 Saturday, 26 November 2011 15:20
sunita singh
hi ,
i am from iswar singh ke tola near to jagdishpur.
songs- jagdishpur nagriya bara nami t sab log jane la ho ye lalana uhwe ke babu kuwar singh deswa aajad kaele ho, gagajee me naeya per jat rahale hathwa me goli lagal ho , to hath kat e gagajee ke chada dihale t
deswa aajad bhaele ho.
leking aaj karlunka pariwar bahut poor ho gya hain unki madat karnewala koi aage nahi aata hain.
unka gao dillippur near jagdishpur arrah bhojpur bihar -802158
Ara ke shan the kunwar singh
34 Sunday, 18 December 2011 16:26
Mayank dubey
babu kunwar singh 1857 ke un sipahiyon me se the jo apne desh ke aan baan shan ke liye apne pran tyag diye the. mai us veer saput ko naman karta hun. jo umar hath me lathi thaamne ki thi us umar me unhone talwaar thami. ye garv hai humare desh keliye mai bhi inke village ka hi rahne wala hun inki kirtiyon ko mujhe kaafi karib se dekhane ka nasib mila hai mai sukragujaar hun bhagwan ka jo mujhe aise veer saput ki mitti me mujhe paida kiya
kunwar singh ki jai ho
35 Thursday, 16 February 2012 22:53
Vivek Kr Singh
I am very proud to be born at Bhojpur and near about Jagdishpur. Village +Post- Khanani Kalan pin 802202.

Babu Vir kunwar singh ki jai ho aur unki kriti ko sare duniya me failana hoga aur sankirn mansikta se upar uthkar unki deshbhakti ko hamare aane wali pidhio ko batana hoga!!!!!!!!
Proud to be ujjaini rajput!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
36 Monday, 09 April 2012 16:10
Amit singh
Hume garv hai ki humne us mitti me janm lia hai...................jaha babau veer kunwar singh ji janme............

jai babu veer kunwar singh ji

jai vikramaditya ji

jai raja bhoj ji
kunwar singh
37 Sunday, 22 April 2012 11:55
jpn singh {Siwan}
mujhe garv hai is Kunwar singh par jo mar mite is dharti par'
JAI HO BHOJPURI HERO
38 Sunday, 07 October 2012 20:33
Satyanarayan Pandey. Vill+P.O.- Gangauli P.S.- Simari Dist-Buxar .
LONG LIVE KUNWAR SINGH!!!!

HE FOUGHT FOR HIS NATION TILL END OF THE LIFE.

LONG LIVE KUNWAR SINGH!!! LONG LIVE BHARAT MATA !!1
babu kunwar singh
39 Sunday, 24 March 2013 19:41
sanjay kumar singh
babu kunwar singh was one of the Freedm fighter in 1857 in provins of bihar
he is winner on the frist indipendent war, help in the war is khanani kala villege fighter jhaman singh and other ujjan rajputs villege....!
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