YOUR FAVORITE HERO OF HISTORY
My favorite hero in history is Tipu Sultan. Tipu Sultanm the worthy son of Haider Ali was born in November, 1750 at Devanhalli near Bangalore. At the age of ten his education was complete. Besides other subjects, he was taught Persian, Arabic, French and English. Over and above he acquired a thorough understanding of the art of modern warfare.Tipu Sultan “the lion of Mysore”, ranks among the noblest figure of all times. He was both a brave general and a farsighted ruler and administrator. He established peace throughout the empire and introduced beneficent reference in all branches of administration. He was a great lover of democracy. He dud away with landlordism. Trade and industry grew rapidly; new cities sprang up all over Mysore.
Tipu Sultan was a true Muslim. In his private life Tipu Sultan was free from the prevailing views of his class. He prohibited the sale of wine. A man of sound character, he had an intense faith in god.
Tipu Sultan used to say that a day’s life of a lion is better than hundred years of life of a jackal and he proved the truth of this saying by his unique sacrifice. Right since the days of his father he had proved his valour and military skill against is enemies.
The main cause of his failure was that although he had devoted his life to the cause of the freedom, his neighbors always opposed him and joined the British in making alliances and conspiracies against him. As a result of his failure the sub-continent remained subject to foreign domination for more than a hundred and fifty years. Had the Nizam and Marathas supported him he would certainly have succeeded in expelling the British from the sub-continent.
He died the death of a hero, fighting the British at the Battle of Seringapatam in 1790. The name of Tipu Sultan would always remain foremost in the history of freedom movement.