Tipu Sultan: The Braveheart Sultan of Mysore

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar education

Tipu Sultan Birthday

Son of Hyder Ali, also called Tiger of Mysore, Tipu Sultan was born on 20 November 1751. He was the ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore. He introduced many reforms under his reign.

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Pioneer in Rocket Artillery

During the Anglo-Mysore Wars, the Sultan used iron-cased rockets. The wars were fought against the British to protect his kingdom.

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He Built an Efficient Navy

In 1970, he also built and maintained a strong navy system that included 20 battleships with 72 cannons and 20 frigates with 62 cannons.

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Foreign Relations

Tipu Sultan sought the assistance of Zaman Shah Durrani, the ruler of the Durrani Empire in Afghanistan, in defeating both the British and the Maratha.

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Tipu Sultan's Military Strategies

The French had formed an alliance with the rulers of Mysore, and Tipu stationed some troops at Mahe, a French port.

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Introduced new currency

Tipu established a new currency (coin) and calendar. He was an effective administrator who established seven new departments in his government.

Tipu Sultan Death

Tipu was killed during the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War in 1799, Tipu Sultan was killed and buried next to his father.

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