Rani Kamlapati – IASPOINT

Rani Kamlapati

The Gond dynasty was ruled by Rani Kamlapati and she was Nizam Shah’s widow After her husband was killed, she showed great courage to confront the attackers. She was Bhopal’s last Hindu queen. She did a great job in water management and also built parks and temples.

Highlights

Nizam Shah was poisoned by his nephew Alam Shah and he wanted to mnarry Nizam Shah’s widow, Rani Kamlapati. After the death of her husband, she skillfully traded with Mohammad Khan. She offered to protect her kingdom and pay 100,000 rupees to avenge her husband’s death. Khan accepted the offer and led Afghan troops and Gond soldiers to kill Alam Shah. Bhopal’s Rani Kamlapati palace is an important national monument and has been declared by the Indian Archaeological Survey.

In the month of November 2021, the name of Bhopal Habib Ganj Station was changed to Rani Kamlapati Rapati Station. The station was launched under the PPP model for 100 crore rupees. Prime Minister Modi launched this station.

About Gond Community

one of the largest tribal communities in India is the Gond community. They are common in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Bihar, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.

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