List of Indian warriors
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This is a list of Great Warrior's of India (both legendary and historical figures).
- 1 Ancient warriors
- 2 Classical warriors
- 3 Medieval-Present
- 4 References
- Pururavas- the first king of the Aila dynasty or the Somavamsha
- Bharata - Bharatvarsha called so after him.
- Kaushika also known as brahmarshi Vishvamitra
According to approximation by Archaeological Survey of India based on relics found at Kurukshetra
- Bapuji Mudgal Deshpande
- Balaji Vishwanath - was the 1st hereditary Peshwa of the great Maratha empire during the reign of Chhatrapati Shahu maharaj and was a great warrior.
- Bajirao I was the peshwa of Maratha Empire and a powerful warrior;who fought more than 41 battles, not losing even one of them.
- Mangal Pandey
- Tatya Tope
- Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi
- Maharana Pratap, Ruler of Mewar, who fought many war against mughals and afghans. He started guerilla warfare and is remebered as the most brave and valiant ruler of Mewar.
- Udal Mahoba, Younger brother of Alha
- Prithviraj Chauhan, a Rajput king of medieval India. He conquered Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi and parts of Gujarat. He was killed at ghor by his own friend Chand bardai as Prithvi didn't want to die through anybody else's weapon from Ghor.
- Mulraja II and Bhima II , defeated Ghorid forces in battle of Kayadara and protected Gujarat from Muslim invasion .
- Rao Jodha, a Rajput king of Mandore who defeated the Afghan forces in Rajasthan and built the city of Jodhpur proclaiming himself as the ruler of Marwar.
- Rao Maldeo Rathore
- Rana Hamir, a Rajput warrior.
- Rana Sanga, a ruler from Sisodia clan of Rajput. He United the Rajputs and defeated sultans of Malwa, Gujarat and Delhi. He also led the Rajput armies against Babur in the Battle of Khanwa.
- Rao Jaimal, The Generals who defended Chittorgarh Fort against Akbar in the Siege of Chittorgarh. Patta was also known as the hero of Bijolia for defending the village against Afghan forces.
- Maharana Amar singh Ruler of Mewar he naver accept akbar rule he fought many war against akbar and jahgir.
- Rana Kumbha a Rajput King who never lost a war. He was respected by his enemies and is also known to have built 32 forts in Mewar.
- Rana Mokal Singh Ruler of Mewar.
- Maharana Udai Singh II a Rajput warrior of Mewar who fought the Mughal empire his entire life.
- Vikramaditya Ruler of Mewar.
- Man Singh of Bari-Sadri. Jhala Maan singh is an outstanding dazzling example of extraordinary valour, bravery and sacrifice who shrouded with the glory of struggle for freedom. In the battle of Haldi Ghati in 1576, Jhala Maan decorated himself with the Crown and the royal emblem from Pratap and started fighting valiantly. Jhala Maan has set a unique example of bravery and courage by sacrificing his life to save the life of Pratap for his country.
- Durgadas Rathore a rajput general fought the Mughal Empire for 25 years until independence of Marwar.
- Maharaj Chhatrasal Ruler of Bundelkhand.
- Jai Singh I King of Amber.
- Raj Singh Rajput Ruler of Mewar.
- Pratap Singh of Idar Ruler of Idar.
- Raj Singh
- Gogaji, a Chauhan Rajput and a local deity of Rajasthan.
- Vachra Dada, a Solanki Rajput and folk deity of Gujarat.
- Maharaja Jaswant Singh, fought Auranzeb in battle of Dharmatpur leading an army of 40,000 Rathore Cavalry.
- Rao Maldeo Rathore, The Only Hindu king who was able to resist the invasion of Pashtun armies of Sher Shah Suri.
- Rawal Ratan Singh, Bravely fought to death with his men against Alauddin Khilji
- Amar Singh Rathore, The first Person to ever raise his voice and kill a person in the Mughal court. Also known as a great fighter who single handedly killed around 20 Mughal guards on his own.
- Dulla Bhatti, Rai Abdullah Bhatti a Muslim rajput of sandal bar Led a rebellion against the mughals for 20 years. Also known as Robin hood of Punjab.
- Zorawar Singh Kahluria, a Kalhuria Rajput who conquered Ladakh, Baltistan, Gilgit and Western Tibet.
- Banda Singh Bahadur a famous Sikh rajput of minhas clan.his gotra was bhardwaj.
- Nagabhata I Nagbhat a Pratihar Rajput
- Mihira Bhoja Mihirbhoj pratihar
- Baj SinghBaaj Singh Parmar (Baj bahadur)Sikh rajput, the first khalsa governor
- Sardar Bajjar Singh Rathore A Sikh Rajput, teacher of guru govind singh
- Harsha Harshvardhan, The famous king of kannauj, he was bains kshatriya rajput
- Bhoja of dhara nagri malwa
- Kunwar Singh, a famous freedom fighter of 1857
- Jai Singh of Mewar Ruler of Mewar.
- Anangpal Tomar of Delhi
- Bhai Mani Singh, Sikh rajput
- Gora Badal chauhan songara
- Gulab Singh, established dogra rule in jammu kashmir
- Shekha of Amarsar
- Rawal Jaisal Bhati Founder of Jaisalmer.
- Hammir Dev Chauhan Ruler of Ranthambore.
- Ram Prasad Bismil Ram prasad Tomer the great freedom fighter
- Roshan Singh Thakur roshan singh freedom fighter
- Jadu Nath Singh Jadunath singh rathore, Paramveer chakra winner
- Shaitan Singh Bhati Shaitan singh Bhati, Paramveer chakra winner
- Piru SinghPeeru singh Shekhawat, Paramveer chakra winner
- Gurbachan Singh Salaria Paramveer chakra winner
- Sanjay Kumar (soldier) Sanjay kumar, Paramveer chakra winner
- Jaswant Singh Rawat, mahaveer chakra winner
- Hanut Singh Rathore General Hanut singh rathore, mahaveer chakra winner
- Bhimdev I
- Siddharaj Jaisinh
- Maharaja Jaswant Singh
- Jai Singh II Founder of Jaipur
- Vanraj Chavda Ruler of Chavda Dynasty in Gujarat.
- Rao Shekha
- Maharaj Ganga Singh Ruler Of Jodhpur.
- Rai Bhoe Bhatti of Bhati clan Founder of Nankana Sahib.
- Rai Bular Bhatti Son of Rai Bhoe Bhatti of Bhati clan & Ruler of Nankana Sahib.
- Rudra Pratap Singh Bundela Dynasty King of Orchha.
- Bhupal Singh Ruler Of Udaipur.
- His Highness Maharaj Shri Rajendrasinhji Jadeja King of Nawanagar State Now (Jamnagar), Chief of Indian Army
- Sawai Bhwani Singh Maharaj of Jaipur
- Rai Daljit Singh Ruler of Bhadri.
- General V K Singh, Rajput Regiment, E.X Chief of Indian Army
- Vijai Singh Shekhawat, Chief of the Naval Staff
- Madhvendra Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff
- Kanhad Dev Rajput King of Jalore Fort, Fought against Allauddin Khilji.
- Kshetra Singh was the Maharana (r. 1364–1382) of Mewar Kingdom.fought many wars again Turks.
- Vir Singh Deo was a Bundela Rajput chief and the ruler of the kingdom of Orchha.
- Chandrasen Rathore A Rathore Rajput king of Jodhpur. Fought Against Mugal Empire.
- Jaichand was defeated and killed by Muhammad Ghori at the Battle of Chandawar in 1193–94.
- Rani Karnavati
- Rani Durgavati Rajput Queen, Who Fought against Akbar.
- Rani Padmini
- Shahaji Raje Bhosale
- Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, founder of the Maratha Empire (Hindavi Swarajya - "Hindu self-rule").
- Chattrapati Sambhaji, Son of Shivaji; Second Emperor of Maratha Empire
- Santaji Ghorpade or Ghorpade-Patil, ANKITA SONKAR one of the greatest warriors and the chief General of the Maratha Empire
- Tarabai – Daughter of Maratha general Hambirao Mohite, led the Maratha War of Independence, the war which change course of Indian History.
- Raghoji I – Expanded the empire up to Bengal, popularised the annual Jagannath Ratha Yatra, or "Festival of Chariots", at Puri in Orrisa
- Yeshwantrao Holkar – He was a gifted military leader and educated in accountancy as well as literate in Persian and Marathi.
- Shrimant Mahadji Shinde – Ruler of Gwalior state, Mahadaji restored the Maratha domination on northern India.. Under him Marathas re-captured Delhi and restored their power in North India in 1771.
- Jayajirao Scindia - Jayajirao was created a Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India.
- Rani Lakshmibai – The queen of Jhansi was one of the leading figures of Indian Rebellion of 1857 & symbol of resistance to the rule of the British East India Company.
- Peshwa Bajirao – Known as Thorle (Marathi for elder) Bajirao and acknowledged as the most influential of the nine Peshwas. Helped conquer Central India (Malwa) and Rajputana and extended his dominions into Gujarat in the northwest and Deccan in the south. Raided Mughal Delhi in 1738. Bajirao fought over 41 battles and is reputed to have never lost one.
- Raghunath Rao – Gifted Maratha General who defeated the Afghans & expanded Maratha empire upto Attock (ahead of Peshawar)
- Kanhoji Angre – First notable chief of the Maratha Navy and popularly known as "Samudratla Shivaji" (Shivaji of Indian Ocean)
- Santaji Ghorpade – One of the most valorous Maratha sardars who fought the Moghals in the great battle of 27 years.
- Shrimant Maharaja Sir Sayajirao III Gaekwad – Ruler of Baroda
- Moropant Pingle – Was the First Peshwa Prime Minister in the court of Shivaji
- Gomaji Naik – Was a warrior and military adviser in the army of Shivaji
- Baji Prabhu Deshpande – General in the army of Shivaji
- Rajmata Ahilyabai Holkar – Queen of Malwa. She is often compared with Catherine II of Russia, Elizabeth I of England
- Dhanaji Jadhav – One of the most valorous Maratha sardars who fought the Moghals.
- Shrimant Sardar Malharrao Holkar – Noble of Maratha Empire, in present-day India. Is particularly known for being the first Maratha Subhedar in Central India.
- Raghoji II Bhonsle – Was the Maratha ruler of the Kingdom of Nagpur in Central India, played important in Second Anglo Maratha War
- Chimaji Appa – Able military commander, liberated western coast of India from Portuguese rule, crowning glory of his career was capture of Vasai fort.
- Nana Sahib – Was a rebel Indian leader during the Indian Rebellion of 1857 who played a part in two massacres of British troops and civilians.
- Nana Fadnavis – The great Maratha statesman of the Peshwa period, he was called "the Marattha Machiavelli" by the Europeans.
- Tatya Tope – Served as most successful general in the Revolt of 1857.
- Babarao Savarkar – Was an Indian revolutionary, who was imprisoned in the Cellular Jail in Andaman.
- Chapekar brothers – They shot W. C. Rand, an Indian Civil Services officer, was the First political murder in Indian freedom struggle
- Hari Shivaram Rajguru – Indian revolutionist, was charged in the murder of a British officer J.P. Saunders at Lahore, a colleague of Bhagat Singh & Sukhdev Thapar.
- Krishnaji Gopal Karve – Shot Jackson the Collector of Nashik was companion of Anant Laxman Kanhere.
- Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak – Was the First popular leader of the Indian Independence Movement, British derogatorily called him Father of the Indian unrest.
- Ganesh Damodar Savarkar – Founded the Young India Society which was a secret society.
- Vasudev Balwant Phadke – Was an Indian revolutionary and is widely regarded as the Father of the Armed Struggle for India's independence.
- Vinayak Damodar Savarkar – Man of multifaceted talents, thinker, revolutionary, writer, poet & above all an awe-inspiring patriot, founded Abhinav Bharat Society. The First Indian political prisoner who was sentenced to transportation for life twice. ° The First poet in the world who composed his poems and then wrote them on the prison walls with thorns and nails. ° The First Indian leader whose arrest in London caused legal difficulties for British Courts.
- Gopal Krishna Gokhale – Political Guru of Mahatma Gandhi, was elected president of the Indian National Congress, he founded the Servants of India Society.
- Dada Dharmadhikari – Is better known as Acharya Dada Dharmadhikari, was an Indian freedom fighter, and a leader of social reform movements in India.
- Sadashivrao Bhau
- Nana Sahib Peshwa
- General Arun Shridhar Vaidya - Was the 13th Chief of the Staff of the Indian Army. Received Ati Vishisht Seva Medal & Padma Vibhushan Posthumous. General Vaidya designed and supervised Operation Blue Star - a military operation ordered by Indira Gandhi.
- General J. R. Bhonsle - Appointed the head of the Hindustan Field Force of the First INA, later was appointed the commander of the INA.
- Brigadier John Dalvi - Was a POW in Sino-Indian War. Author of The Himalayan Blunder: The curtain raiser to the Sino-Indian War of 1962.
- Namdeo Jadhav - Receipent of Victoria Cross in 1945 from 5th Mahratta Light Infantry in Second World War while serving in Senio River, Italy.
- Vishnu Bhagwat - Served as 15th Chief of the Naval Staff. Received Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal.
- Bhaskar S. Soman - Served as 4th Chief of the Naval Staff.
- Jayant Ganpat Nadkarni - Served as 12th Chief of the Naval Staff. Received Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Nausena Medal & Vishisht Seva Medal.
- Pradeep Vasant Naik – Served as 19th Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, received Param Vishisht Seva Medal & Vishisht Seva Medal.
- Anil Tipnis – Served as 15th Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force.
- Hrushikesh Moolgavkar - Served as 6th Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, received the Param Vishisht Seva Medal & the MVC.
- Ekoji I
- Ranojirao Scindia
- Daulatrao Scindia
- Sardar Godajirao Jagtap
- Sadashivrao Bhau
- Malharrao Holkar III
- Babarao Savarkar – Was an Indian revolutionary
- Rudramurti Ahir, Rudramurti Ahir was the chief of the Army in Ahirwar, Jhansi, India
- Churaman Ahir, Churaman Ahir was a commander of Gond garrison
- Rao Mitra Sen Ahir
- Puranmal Ahir
- Umrao Singh, He was the only non-commissioned officer in the Royal Artillery or the Royal Indian Artillery to be awarded the Victoria Cross during the Second World War, and the last survivor of only 40 Indian soldiers to be awarded the VC
- Bir Kuar
- Rao Rura Singh
- Devat Bodar
- Yogendra Singh Yadav
- Rao Tula Ram
- Pran Sukh Yadav
- Veer Lorik
- Rao Gopal Dev
- Rana Katira
- Virsen Ahir
- Guru Har Gobind, 6th Sikh guru
- Guru Gobind Singh ji, 10th Sikh guru.
- Banda Singh Bahadur Sikh
- Baba Deep Singh
- Baj Singh
- Jassa Singh Ahluwalia
- Jassa Singh Ramgarhia
- Maharaja Ranjit Singh ji
- Hari Singh Nalwa, 19th century Sikh general.
- Phula Singh
- bhai Bachittar Singh
- Ajit Singh
- Jujhar Singh
- Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh
- Maruthu Pandiyar
- Dheeran Chinnamalai
- Kadungon Pandiyan
- Varaguna Pandian,
- Karikal Cholan
- Cholan Kochenkan / Kochenkaneyan (கோச்செங்கண்ணேயன், Ko = King, Cenkan = Red Eye)
- Pandian Nedunchezhian
- Pallavan Mahendravarman the First
- Pallavan Mamalla ("Great Wrestler") Narasimhavarman the First
- Pallavan Avanisiman / Simavishnu
- Palavan Nandivarman the Second
- Velu Nachiyar
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