April 8, 2020, marks the 163rd death anniversary of one of the greatest soldiers in India’s history, Mangal Pandey. Born on July 19, 1827, Mangal Pandey, was a sepoy (sipahi) in the 34th Regiment of the Bengal Native Infantry (BNI) of the British East India Company. While Britishers announced him as a traitor & mutiny, Pandey is modern India’s hero. The freedom fighter is known for attacking British officers that set-off the first war of Indian Independence, also known as Great Rebellion, Indian Mutiny or Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Watch the video to know more about Mangal Pandey.