Tipu’s contributions recalled on his 218th death anniversary

May 6, 2017

Mysuru: Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan, who fought the British, has been wrongly projected as an anti-national by some people. It is time to restudy the history and give the ruler due honour for his contribution to the country, said members of Karnataka Komu Souhardha Vedike.

The call was given during the 218th death anniversary of Tipu Sultan. The ruler died on May 4, 1799, while fighting the British during the fourth Anglo-Mysore war at Srirangapatna.

Early in the day, members of Vedike and various progressive organizations took out a rally from Town Hall. After garlanding the statue of Dr B R Ambedkar in Town Hall premises, former minister BT Lalitha Naik flagged off the rally, which passed through major areas in the city before reaching the exhibition grounds, the venue of the main programme.