Veer Durgadas Rathore


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    • Recently, the Defence minister of India unveiled the statue of Veer Durgadas Rathore in Jodhpur.

    About Veer Durgadas Rathore (1638-1718)

    • He was the Rathore Rajput General of the Kingdom of Marwar and had defied Aurangzeb. 
    • A famous warrior credited with spearheading the fight against the Mughals.
    • Commanded the Rathore forces during the Rajput War (1679–1707) 
    • Played a major role in the Rajput Rebellion (1708–1710) which became one of the main reasons for the decline of the Mughal Empire. 
    • He was elected as the leader of the revolt along with Raja Jai Singh II of Jaipur.
    • Regarded as a symbol of social harmony, honesty, bravery and devotion.
    • Fought against divisive elements in society.

    Source: HT