New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday paid tribute to Rani Lakshmibai, the fiery queen of Jhansi, on her 186th birth anniversary.
"I bow to Rani Lakshmibai on her birth anniversary. She epitomised ultimate courage and bravery. Her patriotic zeal inspires every Indian," Modi tweeted from his personal account.
Rani Lakshmibai had taken up arms against the British in 1857 to free her state.
Modi is currently in Suva, the capital of Fiji, which has inked a number of agreements with India.