Panna DhaiPanna Dhai

Submitted / Updated On: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 | Written By: Satya Narayan Goyanka | Hits since Feb 1, 2014: 36308

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Sacrificing one’s own life for a cause is called a supreme sacrifice. Yet there is even a bigger sacrifice. When Maharaja Sangram Singh (popularly known as Rana Sanga) of Chittor died (1527 AD), his son Uday Singh was a little baby. Rana Sanga had appointed Banveer to be the regent who would be a guardian of the little prince till he grew up and took over the reign of the kingdom. Banveer however had a different idea. He planned to kill the baby prince so that he could himself be the king forever. Panna Dai (nanny) use to take care of the little prince. When she came to know that Banveer was coming to kill the would-be king, she did something that defies all human instincts. She sent the baby prince to safety and replaced him with her own little baby. Banveer beheaded Panna’s son, but the little prince remained unharmed. Read this story of unprecedented sacrifice in words of Satya Narayan Goyenka – Rajiv Krishna Saxena
Keywords: Satyanarayan Goyanka, Panna Dai, Uday Singh, Banveer, supreme Sacrifice, Rana Sanga, Rajputs, Chittor