NEW DELHI — Twitter users on Wednesday paid rich tributes to Tipu Sultan on his birth anniversary, with many posting the quotes of the king of the erstwhile kingdom of Mysore.
The users also posted pictures of his prized possessions with hashtags Tipusultan, SherEHindTipuSultan, TipuJayanti, and TigerOfMysore.
As many as 3,143 tweets were posted by Twitterati on Tipu Sultan.
Tipu Sultan was born on November 20, 1750, and died on May 4, 1799.
Caravan Daily collates a few tweets paying tributes to the Tiger of Mysore.
— चाचावाणी چاچاوانئ (@AKhan72_) November 20, 2019
Tipu Sultan was Great, Died historic death fighting with Britishers. President of India… pic.twitter.com/c3BAH1xWWX
— Retweet Sarkar 💎krishna k (@GoSlowplz) November 20, 2019
— Asad (@AsadullaMir) November 20, 2019
"It is far better to live like a lion for a day then to live like a jackal for hundred years. One day's life of a lion is preferable to hundred years of a jackal." — Tipu Sultan#BharatRatnaForTipupic.twitter.com/LifZqIryqr
— Irfan ˗ˏˋ 🚀 ˎˊ˗ (@simplyirfan) November 20, 2019
The right-wing troll farms have launched concerted online campaigns demonising Tipu Sultan.
Tipu believed agriculture is the life and blood of the nation.He was in favour of bringing the lower stratum of society to the levels of the wealthy class. He protected the cultivators, remitted taxes. #Tipusultan wanted a Just society with Economic Equality.#BharatRatnaForTipu pic.twitter.com/CBLGiEIiJ0
— Jaweriya Afreen Hussaini جویریہ آفرینಜವೇರಿಯ (@HussainiJaweria) November 20, 2019
"Tippu was an able general and administrator, and, though a Muslim, he retained the loyalty of his Hindu subjects."
– The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica#Tipusultan
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) November 20, 2019
Tipu Sultan will always be known for his valour & his continuous resistance against the British rule. A tribute to the first freedom fighter of India #Tipusultan on his birth anniversary. Jai Hind 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/aahYMzY8SX
— Salman Nizami (@SalmanNizami_) November 20, 2019
Reports have emerged recently that the right-wing government may remove lessons that highlight contributions of Tipu Sultan from school syllabus in the southern state Karnataka. In South India, Sultan is a highly revered historical figure and the respect for him cuts across the religious divide.
— Ahbab Anwerاحباب انور (@AhbabAnwer786) November 20, 2019
Tiger of Mysore Tipu Sultan was martyred in 1799. I think Bharat Ratna is only for those who contributed to modern India.
— Md Asif Khan آصِف (@imMAK02) November 20, 2019
— Mohammed Imdad 🇮🇳 (@_im_dad) November 20, 2019
— Dr Yasir Nadeem (@Mufti_Yasir) November 20, 2019
— Sabbir Radhanpuri (@SabbirRadhanpu6) November 20, 2019
(With inputs from IANS)