Maharana Pratap Singh

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About Maharana Pratap Singh

Maharana Pratap or Pratap Singh of Mewar (May 9, 1540 – January 29, 1597) was a Hindu ruler of Mewar, a state in north-western India. He belonged to the Sisodia clan of Suryavanshi Rajputs. The epitome of fiery Rajput pride and self-respect, Pratap has for centuries exemplified the qualities to which Rajputs aspire.

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Maharana Pratap Singh's Timeline

May 9, 1540
Rajasthan, India
March 16, 1559
Age 18
Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
January 29, 1597
Age 56
Chavand, Gujarat, India

Jan 29, 1597 Maharana Pratap died of injuries sustained in a hunting accident. He died at Chavand, on January 29, 1597, aged fifty-six. It is said that as he lay dying, Pratap made his son and successor, Amar Singh, swear to maintain eternal conflict against the Mughals. Thus, his strained circumstances did not overpower Pratap even in his declining years; he remained intrepid to the end. He also did not sleep on a bed because of a vow he took that until Chittor was freed he would sleep on the floor and live in a hut despite the fact that he had reconquered almost his entire kingdom from Akbar.