Commemorative Coin of 100 rupees & Circulation Coin of 10 rupees on Maharana Pratap released

May 10, 2016 08:16 IST

Maharana-PratapThe Union Government on 9 May 2016 released a commemorative coin of hundred rupees and a circulation coin of ten rupees on Maharana Pratap. The coin was released as a part of 475th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Maharana Pratap.

The coin was released by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism Dr Mahesh Sharma in New Delhi.

Maharana Pratap

• Maharana Pratap was a brave warrior, successful organizer and ingenious strategist, who fearlessly fought the Mughals and protected his people until his death.

• He was a ruler of Mewar, a region in north-western India in the present day state of Rajasthan.

• His birth anniversary is celebrated every year on the 3rd day of the Jyestha Shukla phase.

• He was the eldest son of Maharani Jaiwanta Bai and Udai Singh II, founder of Udaipur.

• He belonged to the Sisodia clan of Rajputs.

Union Ministry of Culture has been celebrating the 475th Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap during 2015-16 in association with the State Government of Rajasthan.

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