Rana Sanga Biography
(Ruler of Mewar)
Birthday: April 12, 1484 (Aries)
Born In: Malwa
Maharana Sangram Singh, commonly known as Rana Sanga, was the ruler of Mewar and one of the most prominent Rajput leaders in the 16th century India. He belonged to Sisodiya clan of Rajput and ruled between 1508 and 1528. He is known for his valour and the courage with which he fought against the Mughal invader Babur. The son of Rana Raimal, he succeeded to the throne after his father’s death following a prolonged power struggle against his brothers. He reigned during a very tumultuous period in Indian history. The Rajput dynasty was well-known for its brave warriors and its powerful hold on its territories in the Indian subcontinent. During the 16th century, the Rajput dynasty challenged all the non-Indian Muslim dynasties of India. After ascending to the throne Rana Sanga strengthened his position in Mewar, and began his struggles against the invading Muslims. Accompanied by Rajput rebels, Sanga defeated invading armies and obtained control of Malwa. He then turned his attention towards north-eastern Rajasthan, which was then under the control of Ibrahim Lodi. Sanga was badly injured in the wars between the Rajputs and Lodi’s troops but he repeatedly defeated Lodi. As he grew in power, war with the Mughals became inevitable and Sanga was defeated by Babur in the Battle of Khanwa, and died shortly after.