Who is known as Tiger of Mysore?

By Ritesh|Updated : July 19th, 2022

Tipu Sultan is known as the Tiger of Mysore. He was a legendary freedom fighter who rose against Britishers until death. He was a soldier, poet, and scholar. For the period of 1782 to 1799, he was an emperor of the Kingdom of Mysore. He fought four successive wars against the invasion of Britishers in Mysore, but unfortunately, during the fourth war on 04 May 1799, he sacrificed his life.

Why was Tipu Sultan called Tiger of Mysore?

Tipu Sultan became the ruler of Mysore after his father's (Hyder Ali) death in December 1782. In 1784, he maintained peace with Britishers and got the title of Tiger of Mysore. But in the fourth Anglo-Mysore war, he died in the battle on 04 May 1799. Some well-known facts about Tipu Sultan (Tiger of Mysore) are given below:

  • Birth - 20 November 1750
  • It was believed that he was very fond of Tigers. His fighters used to wear tiger stripes outfits, and he hunted a Tiger in a Jungle with his French companion.
  • He was the eldest son of Sultan Haider Ali and Fatima Fakhr-un-Nisa.
  • Death - 04 May 1799 (During the fourth Anglo-Mysore war)

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  • Tipu Sultan is known as the Tiger of Mysore. He was an emperor of Mysore from 1782 till 1799 and was famous for his innovative administrative policies and decisions.

  • Tipu Sultan was popularly known as the Tiger of Mysore. He fought four successive Anglo-Mysore wars against Britishers and won the first two battles. He lost his life during the fourth war on 04 May 1799.

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