Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore/Tipu Sahib, is known for his valiant acts in several wars and the sacrifices he made to save his land from foreign invaders. He is remembered for saving Deccan India from the British for a long period of time. He was the ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1782 to 1799.
On the birth anniversary of the Tiger of Mysore, listed are some facts you should definitely know about him:-
The barbaric acts of the Tiger
Tipu Sultan forced more than 10 million Hindus and Christians in Malabar region to convert to Islam. These people were imprisoned and made to eat beef. Those who refused to convert to Islam were hanged to death. Hindus and Christians were forced to marry Muslim women. The Tiger ordered to burn down and destroy the temples and churches in his kingdom…
The father of rockets
The first rocket invented by the French was based on the technology devised by Tipu Sultan and his father, Haider Ali. The rockets which used to launch swords were better than those used in France.
He played a major role in building a navy in Mysore consisting of 20 battleships of 72 cannons and 20 frigates of 62 cannons.
“Ram” ring, his trophy
Tipu Sultan owned a ring given to him as a war trophy. The irony is that the ring reads “Ram” and Sultan hated Hindu religion.
Love for gardening
Tipu had a great inclination toward gardening. He used to ask foreign dignitaries for several varieties of seeds and plants. He is known for creating the Lal-Bagh botanical garden in Bangalore.