- December 19, 2021
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject – History
Context – Prohibitory orders have been clamped on Belagavi till Monday morning after a statue of Sangolli Rayanna, a 19th century icon who fought against the British, was vandalised.
- He was an Indian military Shetsanadi (Sainik) and warrior in the Kittur princely state of the Karnataka.
- He was the Shetsanadi of the Kingdom of Kittur ruled at the time by Rani Chennamma and fought the British East India Company till his death.
- Sangolli Rayanna also participated in the 1824 rebellion and was arrested by the British, who released him later.
- He mobilised local people and started a guerilla type war against the British.
- The British troops could not defeat him in open battle. Hence, by treachery, he was caught in April 1831 and tried by the British and sentenced to death.