15 Interesting Facts about Tipu Sultan - Freedom Fighter

Tipu Sultan - Freedom Fighter

Born 10 November 1750 - Died 04 May 1799

Spouse - Sindh Sultan

1.Tipu Sultan was born to a Hyder ali and Fatima fakhr un nisa. They had named their baby Fateh ali but often called him tipu after the local saint Tipu Mastan Aulia.

2.Tipu Sultan's full name was Sultan Fateh Ali Khan Shahab.

3.Tipu sultan also known for Tiger of Mysore and Tipu Sahib, Tipu Sultan is known for his Valiant acts in several wars and the sacrifices he made to save his land from foreign invaders. He is remembered for saving Deccan India from the British for a long period of time. Tipu Sultan was the ruler of the kingdom mysore from 1782 to 1799.

4.In Childhood tipu and his friends hanging around the forest and suddenly tiger jumped on their way, everyone run towards village except tipu sultan and he fought against tiger and make him run from the forest so that’s why people called him Tiger of Mysore.

5.Tipu Sultan learned shooting, riding and swordsmanship at a very young age.  It facilitated him to capture the family of the Malabar chief,  at the age of 15, with a military force of merely 2 to 3 thousand people.

6.Tipu Sultan is credited as the pioneer of Rocket Technology in India.

7.Tipu Sultan wrote a military manual called Fathul Mujahidin. The manual explains the operation of Mysore rockets.

8.After the death of Tipu Sultan, the British forces took away his sword and ringbas war trophies.

9.The leftovers and belongings Tipu Sultan had been put on display at the British Museum till the year 2004. Later on, Vijay Mallya bought the sword of tipu sultan in an auction.

10.The Weight of Tipu Sultan’s sword is around 17.4 kilograms and he only battled with this heavy sword against enemy. The Current value of the sword is more than 22 Crore.

11.The Sultan is credited with the replacement  of the original name of several places with muslim names. During his reign, Manglore was changed to Jalalabad,  Mysore to Nazarabad, Bepur to Sultanpatanam, Cannanore to Kusanabad, Gooty to Faiz-Hissar,  Dharwar to Quaresh-swad, Dindigul to Khaliqabad, Ratnagiri to Mustafabad,  Kozhikode to Islamabad.

12.Tipu Sultan lost his sword in a war with the Nair of Travancore during the battle of Nedumkotta (1789), In which he was forced to withdraw due to a severe joint attack from the travancore army and British Army.

13.Tipu Sultan had an obsession for horticulture and gardening.

14.He relished important victories against the British in the second Anglo-Mysore war.

15.Tipu Sultan was killed in the fourth Anglo-Mysore war while defending his fort of Srirangapatnam against the combined forces of the British East India Company and The Nizam of Hyderabad.

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