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.

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