Maharana Pratap (born May 9, 1540) was a 13th Indian King of Kumbhalgarh Fort, Mewar, Rajasthan. Actually, he was a great and brave ruler of the Northwestern region of the Rajasthan. The areas that were under his rule include Chittorgarh, Rajsamand, Udaipur, Pirawa (Jhalawar), Neemuch and Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh) and Bhilwara. His full real birth name is “Maharana Pratap Singh Sisodiya“.
He belonged to the Sisodia Rajput dynasty. Furthermore, he fought with the Mughals to save his homeland. Pratap’s and his brave army of 2200 soldiers bravely fought with the Mughal army of 8000 soldiers. In fact, their battle was known as the “Battle of Haldigathi”. However, his brother cheated during the war.
He did not lose hope until the end. Additionally, Jhala Maan resembled with Maharana Partap took the crown. He sensed the defeat of the Rajput from the Mughals. Later, he also killed by his opponents. Pratap faced many battles in his lifetime. However, he died due to an injury during the hunting on January 19, 1597.
There is some confusion related to the Rajput king’s birth anniversary. Recently, the Indian government celebrated the birthday of him June 6. As per Wikipedia sources, it is mentioned May 9 on their official website. On the other hand, these are just internet-based facts. We are not sure about the exact birth details of the Mewar ruler.
Early Life, Parents, Brothers & Sisters
Udai Singh II’s Son, Maharana Pratap was born on the 9th of May 1540 in Kumbhalgarh Fort, (Mewar, Rajasthan, India). Moreover, his age is 56 years old (at the time of his death on January 19, 1597). He was the eldest son of Udai Singh II (father) and Jaiwanta Bai (mother).
Pratap’s full name is “Pratap Singh I”. His three younger brothers’ names were “Jagmal Singh”, “Vikram Singh” and “Shakti Singh”. Additionally, he had two stepsisters “Man Kanwar” and “Chand Kanwar”.
However, Udai Singh died in 1572. Then, Maharana succeeds him as the eldest child of the family. Though, Rani Deer Bai wanted her son Jagmal to become the king.
Wedding, Spouse & Children
Maharana had 11 spouses in his lifetime. In fact, the name of one of beloved Maharana Pratap’s Wife is Maharani Ajabde Punwar (Bijolia). He has married her in 1557. All his marriages were due to political alliances.
The names of Pratap’s 10 wives are Amarbai Rathore, Ratnawatibai Parmar, Jasobai Chauhan, Phool Bai Rathore, Shahmatibai Hada, Champabai Jhati, Khichar Asha bai, Alamdebai Chauhan, Lakhabai, and Solankhinipur Bai.
As per children details, he has 16 sons i.e. Amar Singh I, Sahas Mal, Kunwar Durjan Singh, Shekha Singh, Kunwar Puran Mal, Kunwar Hathi Singh, Kunwar Jaswant Singh, Kunwar Kalyan Das, Kunwar Maal Singh, Kunwar Natha Singh, Kunwar Sanwal Das Singh, Kunwar Raibhana Singh, Chanda Singh, Kunwar Gopal, Bhagwan Das, and Kunwar Ram Singh.
However, no information available about his daughter.
His families associated with the Royal dynasties of Mewar and Saurashtra. After Pratap’s sudden death, his elder son Amar Singh I succeeded him as the King of Mewar. He was the father of around 17 sons and 5 daughters.
Quick Info & Trivia
|Full Real Birth Name||Pratap Singh I (Maharana Pratap Singh Sisodiya).|
|Nick name||Maharana Pratap,|
|Profession||13th King of Mewar, Rajasthan.|
|Famous For||The BJP organized a function in the memory of Maharana Pratap birth anniversary on June6.|
|Age (As of 1597)||56 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||May 9, 1540.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Kumbhalgarh Fort, Mewar, Rajasthan (India).|
|Date of Death||January 19, 1597.|
|Death Cause||Injury white hunting a Tiger in the Forest.|
|Place of Death||Chavand, Mewar.|
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Taurus.|
|Final Residence||Kumbhalgarh Fort, (Mewar, Rajasthan, India).|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 7' 5".
Centimeters: 226 cm.
Meters: 2.26 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 110 Kg.
Pounds: 242 lbs.
|Shoe Size (US)||14.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||--|
|Parents||Father: Udai Singh II.
Mother: Jaiwanta Bai.
|Siblings||Brother: Jagmal, Vikram & Shakti Singh.
Sister: Man & Chand Kanwar (Stepsisters).
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Wedding Date||He has tied the knot with Maharani Ajabde Punwar in 1557.|
|Wife/Spouse Name||1. Maharani Ajabde Punwar (aka Bijolia).
2. Amarbai Rathore.
3. Phool Bai Rathore.
4. Alamdebai Chauhan.
5. Ratnawatibai Parmar.
6. Solankhinipur Bai.
7. Shahmatibai Hada.
8. Jasobai Chauhan.
9. Khichar Asha bai.
11. Champabai Jhati.
|Son||1. Amar Singh I (Born on 16 March 1559, Chittorgarh & Died on 26 January 1620, Udaipur).
2. Kunwar Durjan Singh.
3. Shekha Singh.
4. Kunwar Raibhana Singh.
5. Kunwar Puran Mal.
6. Sahas Mal.
7. Kunwar Hathi Singh.
8. Kunwar Kalyan Das.
9. Kunwar Maal Singh.
10. Kunwar Sanwal Das Singh.
11. Chanda Singh.
12. Kunwar Gopal.
13. Kunwar Natha Singh.
14. Bhagwan Das.
15. Kunwar Jaswant Singh.
16. Kunwar Ram Singh.
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Love to do||Traveling & Painting.|
|Favorite Dishes||Rajasthani Food.|
|Wealth||His royal wealth is estimated at around Rs. 1400 Crores Indian Rupees (approx.).|
|Home Details||House in Kumbhalgarh Fort.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Maharana Pratap
- Pratap was among the strongest Indian warriors with a height of 5 feet 7 inches.
- Furthermore, he had a loyal horse named Chetak. However, the horse died while crossing the 21-feet river to save his master.
- The Rajput king carried 360 kg weight along with him. Actually, it includes a spear of 80kg, two swords of 208kg and a heavy armor of 72kg.
- Interestingly, his own body weight was 110 kg.
- Maharana had an elephant “Ramprasad”. In fact, Ramprasad killed two war elephants of the Mughals.
- Still, Akbar imprisoned him, but he did because of starvation within a few days.
- Giant Physique: Maharana Pratap’s height is around 7 feet 5 inches tall which is equal to 226 in cm. Furthermore, his body weight is 110 Kilograms (242 pounds) approx.
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- All the Rajput kings surrendered to the Mughal emperor.
- Though, Pratap I denied to join his court and denied the demands of Akbar.
- There were six people send to him for the peaceful alliances by the Mughals.
- Meanwhile, he acquired his ruled areas in 1582.
- There are many Indian TV shows made on the lives of Rajput rulers.
- One of them is SET’s show “Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap”.
- Maharana’s role portrayed the famous TV actors Faisal Khan and Sharad Malhotra.