Nehru Gandhi Martyrdom Tatya Tope Dynasty Heir 150th
anniversary 1857 IIT Shivpuri British Kanpur Gwalior Bithur
Motherland War of Freedom Moustache Rani Lakshmi Bai
Bundelkhand Peshwa Kalpi Betwa Ezast India Company;
Tatya Tope was
hanged by Briitishers so his family members are now struggling to
feed their stomach by breads. His heir residing in Kanpur could not
get pention even after giving the bribe. Due to the poverty
daughters could not get higher education. Union State Home Minister
represents Knapur. His cheeks are red as grape wine. Even Antonia
Maino of Italy came in India and became Sonia Gandhi to rule India
from the back door.
We have celebrated the 150th anniversary of the first freedom
war. Tarun Vijay rightly wrote in TO: It's a shame to see how the 1857
150th anniversary has been turned into a sham sarkari jholawala
function devoid of any life and vibrancy. In fact in the whole melee
Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty got more coverage than the
revolutionaries whose martyrdom we were supposed to recollect and tell
our children "look this is how we got our Independence".
Veer Savarkar was sent to kalapani so his
IITian kin is spending life on road. Mughal begum, Lives in penury in a
slum. Beyond Nehru Gandhi dynasty no
Lal Bahadur Shstri was done with in 13 months which Nehru could not do
with in 13 years of his rule. Original Gandhi Mahatma was mahatma, so
not a single member of his family is in the parliament.Where are heirs
of Subhash, Tilak, Bhagat Singh?
Motilal Nehru was elected as Congress
President in 1919 and 1920.
When in 1929,
handed over the Congress presidency to Jawaharlal (Jawaharlal was
elected, with Gandhi's backing), Thus Congress
controlled by Rahul’s family for most of the
past 90 years.
In this way Congress which born by a foreigner is not only gone in a
foreign hand again now but also it is again be made the property of them
after the humiliation of Sitaram Kesari, which must be called the black
day of the Congress history.
gathering of relatives of Martyr Tatya Tope in Shivpuri of MP
“Sahidon ki chitaon per lagenge har baras mele,
pe mitne walon kaa yahi baaki nishan hoga”
Commander of first Independence war of India 1857 Ramchandra Pandurang
Yolekar Allias Tatya Tope’s death anniversary was celebrated this time
on 18 April at Shivpuri. Relatives of these martyrs were present on the
place were Tatya Tope was hanged.
About 150 members of Tope from American city Sanfrancisco to Delhi and
Yoela of Maharastra were present.
Rajesh Tope, Grand grand son of Tatya Tope showed an old photo of Tatya
and said that before 75 years this type of family gathering was held in
Yoela which was the birth place of Ramchandra Pandurang Yolekar.
eldest member of the family Balchand Shankar says that- “British Army
harassed in such a way that many members of the family were changed
their names and professions. Women begin to wear dresses like Muslim
women instead of Marathi.”
Family of Balchand Shankar was living in Gwalior at that time. These
families faced threat not only from British, but also from Raja Maan
Singh of Narwar who betrayed Tatya Tope to handover him to the Britisher.
18 April 1859 Tatya Tope was hanged in Shivpuri prison barrack no. 4.
In this occasion family members of Rani Laxmi Bai, Nana Shaheb and other
Martyrs besides the Tatya Tope’s family members were also present.
se fansi tak jwala aaj dhadhakti jati hai,
Desh pe mitnewalon ki soee yaad jagati hai,
Veeron ki quarbani ne bharat kaa nakasha khincha hai,
Hansate Hansate apne khoon se is gulshan ko seencha hai,
Khandit na ho Naksha e Gulshan aaj tuje chetati hai,
Goli se fansi tak jwala aaj dhadhakti jati hai,”
LIFE OF TATYA TOPE
Tatya Tope also known as Ram Chandra Pandurang was born in 1814 at
village Gola in Maharashtra. His father, Pandurang Rao Tope was an
important noble at the court of the Peshwa Baji Rao-II. He shifted his
family with the ill-fated Peshwa to Bithur where his son became the most
intimate friend of the Peshwa's adopted son, Nana Dhundu Pant, known as
In 1851, when Lord Dalhousie deprived Nana Saheb of his father's
pension, Tatya Tope also became a sworn enemy of the British. In May
1857, when the political storm was gaining momentum, he won over the
Indian troops of the East India Company, stationed at Kanpur,
established Nana Saheb's authority and became the Commander-in-Chief of
his revolutionary forces.
After the reoccupation of Kanpur
and separatoni from Nana Saheb, Tatya Tope shifted his headquarters to
Kalpi to join hands with Rani Lakshmi Bai and led a revolt in
Bundelkhand. He was routed at Betwa, Koonch, and Kalpi, but reached Gwalior
and declared Nana Saheb as Peshwa with the support of the Gwalior
contingent. Before he could consolidate his position he was defeated by
General Rose in a memorable battle in which Rani Lakshmi Bai suffered
After losing Gwalior to the British, he launched a successful guerilla campaign
in the Sagar and Narmada regions and in Khandesh and Rajasthan. The British forces
failed to subdue him for over a year. He was, however, betrayed into the
hands of the British by his trusted friend Man Singh, Chief of Narwar,
while asleep in his camp in the Paron forest. He was captured and taken
to Sipri where he was tried by a military court and executed at the
April 18, 1859.
admitted boldly in the court on April 7, 1859
“What he did, was for his own motherland and he was no regrets”
alarming sorrow lives of the Topes of Bithur of Kanpur
Ramchandra Pandurang popularily known as Tatya Tope was an able great
leader of the First War of Freedom of 1857 which was fought by Hindu
Muslim and others jointly. His heirs of Kanpur are in the struggle of getting bread selling
turmeric, chilly and salt. We read in the books and internet Taya Tope
as a great martyr with long moustache and attractive personality. But
the fact is that his heir in the village Bethur of Dist Kanpur sells
kirana items in a little shop to earn hardly their livelihood. No one is
in India to
care for them.
Vinayak Tope of the third generation is in Bithur. His wife
Saraswati devi said that after giving bribe of Rs 500 pention was
approved in 1995 but useless. Uptill now pention has not been started to
give them. Along with her two daughters Pragati and Pravriti, son
Ashutosh and husband Vinayak Rao Tope, Sarswati is living in the lavkush
nagar of Bithur. They open a little kirana shop in the Jan of the year
2006. Before this They could harldy get food by the dakshina which
Vanayak tope would get against the competion of the religious ceremony
of the ‘jajmans’ clients.
Daughter Pragati is a teacher in the local Laxmi Bai
School on the salary of only Rs 600/- per month. Her elder graduate
sister is still unemployed and achelor. Brother Ashutosh is the student
of Intermediate. Brother and sister are worried for the marriage of
their elder sister. Sarladevi is panic to say that her daughtes and son
could not get higher education due the weak financial position.
Local residentials and historians say that Britishers saw Tope in
such enemity that they play bloody game in the Bithur in 1857 and
because of that Bithur the population of 48,000 remained with the 3000
population at that time. They became lucky because Britishers eyes could
not reach upon them.
By Premendra Agrawal
1857 First War of
Indian Independence Vs Gandhigiri