Posted on November 24, 2010 at 10:08am
Haider Ali was born in 1722 and was the son of Fateh Mohammad, a Punjabi adventurer, who traced his lineage to the family of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.). Haider Ali rose from poverty and came to notice of the ruler of Mysore as a brave soldier. In 1755, he became the Faujdar, or the Military Commander, and Jagirdar of Budikot in Mysore.
Though uneducated, Haider Ali displayed robust common sense, courage and determination, taking full advantage of every opportunity that came his way.… Continue