Fateh Burj

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Fateh Burjj
Fateh Burj , Banda Singh Baahadur memorial ,Chapadchidi, Punjab ,India.jpg
Fateh Burj (victory Tower)
Established November 30, 2011
Location Mohali, Punjab, India

The Fateh Burj (English: The Victory Tower; Punjabi: ਫਤਿਹ ਬੁਰਜ) is the tallest minar in India situated in the historical village of Chappar Chiri in the SAS Nagar district, Punjab.[1] The 328 ft tower is dedicated to establishment of the Sikh Misls in a large part of India in 1711.[2] Chappar Chiri villages is, along Kharar-Banur Road, now officially named Banda Singh Bahadur Road. It is situated just outside Mohali, a few kilometres from Landran and 20 km from Sirhind. It was here that Banda Singh Bahadur, one of the most respected Sikh warriors, won a decisive battle against Wazir Khan, commander of the Mughal army.[3]

History[edit]

In 1710, Banda Singh Bahadur won the battle against Wazir Khan, who commanded the Mughal army at Chappar Chiri. Wazir Khan had planned to stop the march of the Sikh army led by Banda Singh Bahadur to Sirhind.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Badal inaugurates tallest victory tower". MSN. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Bajwa, Harpreet (1 December 2011). "Fateh Burj, India’s tallest victory tower, thrown open". Indian Express. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "burj-at-chappar-chiri". 
  4. ^ Dhaliwal, Sarbjit. "With eye on history, Sukhbir opts for Chappar Chiri". The Tribune. Retrieved 18 November 2012.