Lal Pratap Singh’s father, Raja Hanumant Pratap Singh, held the post of Talukdar in Kalakankar during these events. The East India Company had introduced a tax system called “Mahalwari”, which led to increased revenue demands, leading to serious consequences for both landlords and farmers. This oppressive system resulted in increased debt and widespread discontent among the taluqdars, forcing them to form an alliance with Begum Hazrat Mahal in an attempt to restore the Nawab and overthrow the British. On the orders of Begum Hazrat Mahal, Hanumant Singh formed a battalion of 1000 soldiers, which was commanded by his elder son Lal Pratap Singh. You can buy Lal Pratap Singh India Stamp or Miniature Sheet from Philacy.com
17-12-2009: Lal Pratap Singh India Stamp
Lal Pratap Singh, a prominent figure in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, was from the Bisen Rajput dynasty of Kalakankar. His memory was honored by the Government of India by releasing a postage stamp on 17 December 2009. Lal Pratap Singh’s birthplace was Kalakankar in Pratapgarh, near Allahabad in the Bengal Presidency of India. He was born in the house of Raja Hanumant Singh who was serving as the zamindar of Kalakankar. In the tumultuous year of 1857, Wajid Ali Shah, the ruler of Awadh, faced execution by the East India Company and was later exiled to Calcutta. In this critical situation, Begum Hazrat Mahal took command of the state and handed over its rule to her twelve-year-old son Birjis Qadr.