November 19, 2019 marks the 191st birth anniversary of Rani Lakshmibai. Rani Lakshmibai was the iconic female warrior who played an important role in the revolt of 1857 against the British rule. Rani Lakshmibai was born on November 19, 1828 as Manikarnika Tambe in Varanasi. She embraced martyrdom in the battlefield while fighting for her motherland on June 28, 1958. It was after her marriage with the Maharaja of Jhansi, Raja Gangadhar Newalkar, in May 1842, she was named Lakshmibai in honour of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi. Her bravery in the battlefield inspired generations.