We heard about a large number of freedom fighters, but are we acknowledged about that fighter who initially lightened up the candle and stood first in the march to throw the Britishers out of our motherland. Here is the story of that man.
Maveeran Alagumuthu Kone was born on 11 July 1710 in Kattalankulam Village, Kovilpatti in Tuticorin District, Tamil Nadu. He was also called by the name Alagumuthu Konar. He is beheld as the first rebellion against the Britishers. He was an Indian Revolutionary as well as Indian Independence Activist. He was one of that warrior who raised awareness among people about the British Rule over India.
After he was defeated in the battle at Ettayapuram by the Britishers, he and his 255 men with 7 generals were put into cuffs. The right hands of the soldiers were fragmented off and Alagumuthu was tied to cannon and was fired in 1759.
In his memory, a statue was built in Madurai Yadava College and was inaugurated by Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav, the Chief Minister of Bihar.