Maharana Pratap was born on May 9th 1540 in Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan.
His father was Maharana Udai Singh II and his mother was Rani Jeevant
Kanwar. Maharana Udai Singh II ruled the kingdom of Mewar, with his
capital at Chittor. Maharana Pratap was the eldest of twenty-five sons
and hence given the title of Crown Prince. He was destined to be the
54th ruler of Mewar, in the line of the Sisodiya Rajputs.
In 1567, when Crown Prince Pratap Singh was only 27, Chittor was
surrounded by the Mughal forces of Emperor Akbar. Maharana Udai Singh
II decided to leave Chittor and move his family to Gogunda, rather
than capitulate to the Mughals. The young Pratap Singh wanted to stay
back and fight the Mughals but the…
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