Ranjit Rae (India’s Ambassador to Nepal) said on Thursday that Begum Hazrat Mahal, who rebelled against British rule in the country in the year 1857—58, will always remembered for her contribution in India’s freedom struggle and described begum as a 'source of inspiration'. Rae laid a wreath on her  monument to commemorate her 137th death anniversary. Rae said we must remember her with great honour as she has been a source of inspiration for us all.

Begum of Awadh and the first wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, who was one of the heroes of freedom struggle of 1857, died on April 7, 1879 during her shelter in Nepal. Noting that Mahal was one of the freedom fighters of the first freedom movement of India. Rae offered to provide necessary assistance to protect and preserve one and a half century old Hazrat Mahal monument located in the heart of Kathmandu. Hazrat Mahal has been a symbol of age old tie between Nepal and India, Rae said.

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