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Narveer Umaji Naik Jayanti – Narvir Umaji Naik Birth Anniversary

Narveer Umaji Naik Jayanti is annually observed in Shravan or Bhadrapad month. It is the birth anniversary of Narvir Umaji Naik who fought against the British. He is one of the earliest freedom fighters. Narveer Umaji Naik Jayanti is annually observed on September 7. In 2024, it is the 233rd birth anniversary of the great revolutionary.

Narveer Umaji Naik (September 7, 1791 – February 3, 1832) raised a small but highly effective army against the British after the fall of the Maratha Empire. He exhorted the citizens to fight against the foreign rule. He attempted to unsettle the British occupation and did succeed instilling fear among the British ranks. To capture him, the British Government announced a bounty of Rupees 10,000.

He was finally captured and hanged by the British in Pune.