Begum Hazrat Mahal was the wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. She was a real graceful lady, whose beauty had an unbeatable charm. She was also known as the Begum of Awadh. When her husband was exiled to Calcutta (now Kolkata), she took the responsibility of managing the affairs of the state of Awadh in her own hands. Well, in this article, we will present you with the biography of Begum Hazrat Mahal.
During the first war of India's Independence that took place in
1857-58, Begum Hazrat Mahal leaded a team of people who supported her in the
revolt against the Britishers. She succeeded in capturing and gaining
control over the state of Lucknow. She made her son Birjis Qadr, the
king of Awadh. She worked together with other eminent leaders of those
times like Nana Sahib. To know the complete life history of Begum Hazrat
Mahal, read on.
Later, the British forces seized Lucknow and a major part of Awadh and
the Begum had to step back. She refused to accept any kind of favors and
allowances offered by the British rulers. She used all her might for
freeing the state of Awadh from the clutches of the British Raj
authorities. Finally, she took refuge in an asylum in Nepal, where she
died in the year 1879. To acknowledge her endless effort in fighting for
the freedom of country, the Government of India issued a stamp on 10th