Maharana Pratap also known as Pratap Singh was son of Maharani Jayantabai and King Udai Singh II founder of Udaipur who was a Hindu Rajput ruler of Mewar, a region in the state of Rajasthan. He was born on 9 May,1540 . Maharana Pratap is known for his bravery.
At the age of 17 Maharana Pratap was married to Ajabade, the daughter of Rao Ram Rakh Panwar. In 1567 emperor Akbar attacked Chittorgarh, Maharana Udai Singh left Chittorgarh as Akbar was having huge army at that time . So Pratap also had to leave the palace with his family.With the fort fell to the hands of Akbar. He not only ordered to kill innocent women and children but also hurt sentiments of Hindus by destroying the temples and idols in the fort of Chittogarh.
For Maharana pratap Mughals were foreigners who had invaded India and that is why he hated them and dont want any ties with them . He want to free his nation from Mughals. He mastered the skills in the use of arms and weapons including horse riding.
On 21 June 1576 the armies of Pratap and Akbar led by Sayyed Hashim Barha son of Sayyed Mahmud Khan met at Haldighati, near the town of Gogunda. Pratap’s army was defeated but Pratap organised another attack, known as the Battle of Dewar, in which the Mewar army was victorious. Pratap was able to claim back much of the lost territories of Mewar and freed much of Rajasthan from the Mughal rule. The Bhils of the Aravalli hills provided support to Pratap.