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Maharana Pratap Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 9, 2022

Short Biography

Maharana Pratap was born on 09-05-1540 in Kumbhalgarh, Rajsamand in the state of Rajasthan, India. He was an Indian King of Mewar which is the region in the state of Rajasthan in north-western India.

Other Name: Maharana Pratap Singh Sisodiya, Pratap Singh

Maharana Pratap Complete Bio & Career

Maharana Udai Singh II King governed the Kingdom of Mewar. Maharana Pratap was the eldest son among twenty-five sons of Maharana Udai Singh and Rani JeevantKanwar. MaharanaPratap got the throne of Mewar and became 54th king in the following of the SisodiyaRajputs. When Pratap was 27 years old and he was the prince of Mewar, MaharanaUdai Singh II was the ruling king at that time Chittor was surrounded by the Mughal Emperor Akbar.  MaharanaUdai Singh decided to leave the Chittor instead of revenging against Emperor Akbar. But young fresh blood Prince Pratap doesn’t want to leave the kingdom and move away. 
Pratap wants to take revenge on Emperor Akbar but the elders of kingdom convinced Pratap and Maharana Udai Singh II shifted his kingdom to Gogunda. MaharanaUdai Singh II formed a small kingdom and started ruling in Gogunda. As few years past and Maharana Udai Singh II was at his last breath and Pratap was said to be the next Maharana of Mewar. Meanwhile, Rani Bhatiyani made her influence and she was the favorite queen among others for the Maharana Udai, she made a wish of giving the throne to her son Jamal. 
After the death of Maharana Udai Singh, Crowned prince Pratap refused to take the throne and Jamal became the ruler of Mewar. But the Dynasty and people forced Jamal to leave the kingdom and wished Pratap to become Maharana. Now as Maharana, Pratap had the choice of taking revenge against Emperor Akbar and to take over his old kingdom. Akbar has the control of Chittor and not the kingdom of Mewar. Akbar understood that Maharana Pratap won’t submit his throne to him, so he decided to war against Pratap to get the throne. Maharana Pratap fought against Emperor Akbar but eventually lost the battle. However, he has immortalised his name and every year Maharana Pratap Jayanti is celebrated all across India.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Maharana Pratap died on 19-01-1597 at the age of 56 in Chavand, Rajasthan, India. He died due to the injuries during a hunting accident.

DEATHDAY 19 January,1597 (Sunday)
DEATH PLACE Chavand, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Maharana Pratap Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Udai Singh II and Maharani Jayvanta Bai. He had 4 brothers named Jagmal Singh, Kunwar Vikramdev, Sagar Singh and Mir Shakti Singh. He had 2 sisters named Maan Kanwar, and Chanda Kanwar. He had married 11 times in his life including his wife Maharani Ajbade Punwar and has 16 sons altogether including Amar Singh I, Kunwar Puran Mal, and Kunwar Maal Singh.

Life's Important Dates Of Maharana Pratap

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Kumbhalgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Chittorgarh, Mewar
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Hunting
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Maharana Pratap

  • He was 7 feet 5 inches tall, he would carry a 80-kilogram spear and two swords weighing around 208 kilograms in total.
  • In keeping with the tradition of the royal families of the medieval times, Maharana Pratap had 11 wives.
  • Stories about Maharana Pratap’s bravery still resonate in Rajasthan.
  • Maharana Pratap is widely regarded as India's first native freedom fighter.
  • One one occasion Amar Singh had taken some Muslim women as trophy hostages after a battle. Maharana Pratap rebuked his son for doing so. The women were freed and sent home with dignity.
  • Rana Pratap declined several offers of peace. He had vowed never to accept the supremacy of the Mughals and of Emperor Akbar.
  • Injured in the Haldighati battle, it was the loyalty of Chetak, Rana Pratap’s horse that saved his life.

Maharana Pratap Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Maharana Pratap was 56 years 8 months & 10 days old age.