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Rani Avantibai Lodhi Balidan Diwas – Death Anniversary of Rani Avantibai Lodhi

Rani Avantibai Lodhi Balidan Diwas is annually observed on March 20. It is the death anniversary of the Brave Queen Avantibai Lodhi. She was the wife of Vikramaditya Singh, ruler of Ramgarh in present day Madhya Pradesh.

Vikramaditya Singh had no heir. So the British attached the kingdom and did not allow Rani Avantibai Lodhi to succeed the throne.

Rani Avantibai Lodhi, who belonged to the Lodhi warrior clan, vowed to fight the British to regain her land and her throne. She raised an army of four thousand and personally led it against the British in 1857.

On March 20, 1858, facing imminent defeat, she killed herself with her own sword