Commemorative coin of Rs. 200 and a Circulation Coin of Rs. 10 released by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism and Civil Aviation on Tatya Tope on the occasion of his Martyr Day today.
Tatya Tope was one of the most outstanding leaders of India’s First War of Independence against East India Company . He was captured by British Force on 7th April 1859 and after a hurried trial for waging war against the East India Company, he was hanged to death on 18th April 1859 at Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh.
The government of India considering creation of infrastructure in the memory of Tatya Tope by constructing a Memorial at Yeola, Nasik – Maharashtra and a War Museum at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in association with the respective State Goverments.