A person with the surname Pandey has called me a ' beef eater monster '.
I have a high opinion of Pandeys. They are great revolutionaries. Mangal Pandey ( 1827-1857 ) is said to have lighted the first spark, which led to the great Rebellion of 1857 against British rule.
Chittu Pandey ( 1865-1946 ) declared independence of Ballia in 1942.
Chittu Pandey is popularly referred to as the Sher-e- Ballia (Lion of Ballia). He was a fighter in the Indian Independence Struggle He was born in Rattuchak, a village in Ballia District of Uttar Pradesh.
A distinguished independence activist, he led the Quit India Movement in Ballia; and has been described as the "Tiger of Ballia" by Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhas Chandra Bose.
On 19th August, 1942 Chittu Pandey declared a National Government, which lasted for a few days before it was suppressed by the British. The parallel government succeeded in getting the British Collector of Ballia to hand over power and release all the arrested Congress leaders.But within a week, soldiers marched in and the leaders had to flee.
I wonder what kind of Pandey is this latest one ?