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Historical Personalities
Some historical personalities have been provided a brief description of the work done by them for this generation.

Raja Vijay singh

Raja Vijay Singh Gurjar was the Gurjar king of Landhaura state and Kunja Bahadurpur Riyasat, which was formed by his uncle Raja Ram Dayal Singh in the 18th century. Raja Vijay Singh played a significant role in the Indian Independence movement and awakening the people of the imperative of winning freedom of the country. From 1822–25 they held a fierce armed protest against British. Raja Vijay Singh appointed Raja Kalyan Singh Gurjar as his army general to fight against the British East India Company. Raja Kalyan Singh Gurjar was also a land lord of Kunja Bahadurpur. At last in 1824–25 British managed to conquer the fort with a vast Gorkha Regiment and planned attack. Raja Vijay Singh and Raja Kalyan Singh Gurjar lost the battle of life in saving the motherland. His present descendant is Kunwar Pranav Singh from Landhaura, Haridwar district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Dhan Singh Kotwal

  • 1820
  • Meerut

History books say that the revolution of 1857 began in Meerut on the evening of '10 May 1857'. On 10 May 1857, a rebellion against the East India Company rule broke out in Meerut during the 1857 uprising. As the kotwal of the city, Dhan Singh's job was to protect the city. However, many of his officers deserted his force on that day, either to join the rebellion or to escape the rebels fury. The city saw large-scale rioting, plunder and murder. Dhan Singh and several other policemen later deserted the police force (kotwali). He is believed to have led thousands of villagers from all across the Meerut district to the city's jail. According to the official records, the rebels released 839 prisoners from the jail.

Raja Kanishka

  • 78 AD
  • Peshawar, Pakistan

Kanishka I, or Kanishka the Great, an emperor of the Kushan dynasty in the second century, is famous for his military, political, and spiritual achievements. A descendant of Kujula Kadphises, founder of the Kushan empire, Kanishka came to rule an empire in Bactria extending to Pataliputra on the Gangetic plain. The main capital of his empire was located at Puruṣapura in Gandhara, with another major capital at Kapisa. His conquests and patronage of Buddhism played an important role in the development of the Silk Road.

Raja Mihir Bhoj

  • 836 AD

Mihir Bhoj Portal , Gurjar Pratihar dynasty known as the greatest king. He ruled for about 50 years. Their empire was very vast and under it came the regions which are the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Hariyana, Odisha, Gujarat, Himachal etc. of modern India. Mihir Bhoj Gurjar Pratihar was a devotee of Lord Vishnu and in some coins he is also considered as 'Adivarah'. A place called Mehroli was named after him. Emperor Mihir Bhoja ruled for 49 years from 836 AD to 885 AD. The empire of Mihir Bhoj Pratihar spread from present day Multan to West Bengal and from Kashmir to Karnataka. The Prabhas section of the Skandha Purana gives details about the life of Emperor Mihir Bhoj Pratihar.

Vijay Singh Pathik

  • 27 Feb 1882,
  • Guthawali Village

Vijay Singh Pathik (Aka Bhup Singh Gurjar) was a prominent freedom fighter of India. He is also known as Rashtriya Pathik. He was born in a Gurjar family of village Guthwali Kalan in Bulandshahr district. He was among the first Indian revolutionaries who lit the torch of freedom movement against British rule. Much before Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi initiated the Satyagrah movement, Pathik experimented during the Bijolia’s Kisan agitation. His real name was Bhoop Singh, but after being implicated in the Lahore conspiracy case in 1915, he changed his name to Vijay Singh Pathik. His grandfather's sacrifice in the struggle of 1857 in Bulandshahr district, affected him deeply to be freedom fighter and rovolutionize. His descendants now live in Delhi.

Prithviraj Chauhan

  • 1166
  • Gujarat

Prithviraj Chauhan or Rai Pithora in the folk legends, was a king from the Chahamana (Chauhan) dynasty. He ruled Sapadalaksha, the traditional Chahamana territory, in present day north-western India. He controlled much of the present day Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and some parts of Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. His capital was located at Ajayameru (modern Ajmer), although the medieval folk legends describe him as the king of India's political centre Delhi to portray him as a representative of the pre-Islamic Indian power.

Raja Ram Dayal Singh

Raja Ram Dayal Singh was the Gurjar king of Landhaura state, that was formed in the 18th century. He was the uncle of "First Freedom Fighter" Raja Vijay Singh Gurjar. His present descendant is Kunwar Pranav Singh from Landhaura, Haridwar district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Panna Dhai

  • Kameri village

Panna Dhai was the foster mother of Rana Uday Singh, son of Rana Sanga. Panna Dhai was not a member of any royal family. Veerangana Panna Dhai, who offered himself to the Lord of all, was born in a Gurjar family in Kameri village. Rana Sanga's son Uday Singh was called Panna 'Dhai Maa' because of feeding on the mother's place. Panna's son Chandan and Prince Uday Singh grew up together. Uday Singh was reared by Panna like his son. Panna dhai assumed the responsibility of raising a child on ascension through the collective self sacrifice of Uday Singh's mother Rani Karnavati. Panna raised and protected the child with great dedication. Panna lived in Kumbha Mahal in Chittor.

Rajesh Pilot

  • 10 February 1945
  • Viadpura, United Provinces, British India

Rajesh Pilot was an Indian politician and a minister in the Government of India. He belonged to the Indian National Congress party and represented the Dausa constituency in Lok Sabha. His original name was Rajesh Bidhuri. Rajesh Pilot resigned from his post of squadron leader while posted in Jaisalmer to join politics, under the influence of his friend Rajiv Gandhi, who later became the Prime Minister of India. He emerged as a prominent Gurjar leader in India. In his first election as a candidate, Pilot defeated the former queen of Bharatpur. He sent Chandraswami to prison when he was the Internal Security Minister. Later, he lost the election for the post of Congress President to Sitaram Kesri, but remained in the first line of Congress leaders.

Present Working Leaders

Sachin Pilot

  • born 7 September 1977
  • Saharanpur

Sachin Pilot is an Indian politician who is serving as the Deputy Chief Minister of the state of Rajasthan and as the President of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee. He is the son of the late Congress leader Rajesh Pilot and Rama Pilot. His father was a Union Minister of India. His ancestral village is Vaidpura in Noida. As member of the Congress party, he has represented the Tonk assembly seat in Rajasthan since 2018. Pilot was previously a member of the Indian Parliament for the Ajmer in 2009 and Dausa constituencies of Rajasthan, becoming the youngest member of parliament when he was elected from the latter seat in 2004, aged 26.