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Maveeran Alagumuthu Kone : Biography, War, Story Of Yadav Fighter

Maveeran Alagumuthu Kone : Biography, War, Story of Yadav Fighter

Veeran Azhagu Muttu Konar Yadav (11 July 1710 – 19 July 1759), (also known as Alagu Muttu Konar and Sarvaikarar), was a ruler and the first freedom fighter who started a revolt in Tamil Nadu against the British East India Company. Was. He was born in a Konar family and became an army hero in Ettayapuram. He was taken prisoner by the British government and Maruthanayagam’s army. He was executed in 1759.

Alagumuthu Kone statue in Tamilnadu

Alagumuthu Kone statue at Egmore
Alagumuthu Kone statue at Egmore

early life

Azhagu Muttu Kone was the general of the Poligar king Ettayappa Naikkar of Ettayappa of Tirunelveli region in South India. Earlier he was a skilled general of Madurai Nayak but due to some differences he left that post. After that the Polygar king gladly appointed him as his general.

First freedom fighter in India Alagumuthu Kone

NameVeer Azhagu Mutu Konne ((11 July 1710 – 19 July 1759))
Birth11 July 1710
birth placekattalankulam
Death18 July 1759 (age 49)
Age49 Years (When He sacrificed)
CasteKonar / Yadav
districtSpit
StateTamil Nadu
identityResistance to the British East India Company
active time1750 – 1759
postage stamp issued26 December 2015
worship ceremony11 July (Birth Anniversary)

freedom struggle

Azhagu Mutu Kone (1728–1757) was an Indian revolutionary and freedom fighter who rebelled against the East India Company in India.


He is considered to be the first freedom fighter of India, who raised a rebellion against the British rule in 1750-1756, almost 100 years before the military revolt of 1857. In 1756, his kingdom was captured by the British government to suppress this rebellion. The king and commander Kone took refuge in the forests. Later, as a result of the betrayal of the people of Pathanayaknoor, Kone and seven of his companions were martyred in the struggle against the British at a place called Birangimedu. After the unsuccessful battle of Ettayapuram, Kone escaped with the royal family. The British had taken Kone and his 258 companions captive later. According to historians, the right hand of the soldiers was cut off by the British and the corner was tied with a cannon and blown away.

Azhagu muthu kone history in english

Thamizh Is Not Just A Language / The Valour / By Madhan Kumar

Documentary film on Azhagumuttu angle

In the memory of India’s first freedom fighter Azhagu Muttu Kone, the Tamil Nadu government organizes a worship ceremony on 11 July every year. A documentary film based on his life was released in 2012. On the occasion of the unveiling ceremony of this documentary, the then Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said-

Azhagu Muttu Kone was one of the many fighters who fought against the British rule, who awakened the consciousness of the general public against foreign rule.

On this occasion, he also released a research paper based on the Yadav community associated with the corner and said-

“Kone’s efforts for independence led to the formation of a struggle chain of India’s freedom struggle over a period of time and his contribution to India’s independence is incomparable.” In the ceremony, the said minister also honored Kone’s successor Sewatsamy Yadav. 

Maveeran Alagumuthu Kone : Biography, War, Story of Yadav Fighter
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad releases a commemorative postage stamp in Madurai on Saturday.

Azhagumuttu corner stamp

As a tribute to Azhagumuttu Kone, the Government of India issued a postage stamp on 26 December 2015. The Azhagumuttu Kone postage stamp was released by the Union Minister, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Azhagumuttu corner stamp
Maveeran Alagumuthu Kone/ First Day Poster

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