Thursday, 8 May 2008

She was an icon of Awadh Nawabs dynasty

Rising from the status of a commoner she hat guts to occupy the grandest available level amongs begums of the Nawabas known as Begum Hazrat Mahal. Beautiful she was with hardly a parallel then, she had capacity to match, nay even beyond that, a masculine strength, she had large number of admirers amongst then in a dominant position British and she could very easily use her rapports with them leading a comfortable queen's life but she was the one gallant figure who opted death as against all luxuries. She died fighting. Begum Hazrat Mahal Park developed in her name with her tomb inside at Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) stands testimony to a fierce fight she gave to enemies dying a martyr for the honour of the people in the state.

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