Rana Punja Bhil

Article Title: Rana Punja Bhil


History & Art and Culture Prelims Plus

Rana Punja Bhil was a tribal leader belonging to the Bhil tribe. He was a contemporary of Maharana Pratap, the 16th-century ruler of Mewar.

Key Contributions: He led the guerilla warfare and restricted Mughal advances in Battle of Haldighati (1576) between Maharana Pratap and Mughal emperor Akbar. Maharana Pratap bestowed him with the title of “Rana.”