(1835-1858) was a great warrior of the Fist War of Indian Independence of 1987. Herheroic battle against the British has become the subject of many folks , ballads and poems in India. Her childhood name wasManikarnika. She was married to Raja Gangadhar Roa of Jhansi.
Whenher only son and her husband died, Jhansicame under the ‘Doctrine of Lapse’. In 1983, Jhansiwas annexed by the East India company. But , Biadecided not to surrender Jhansito the British. The British under the leadership of Sir Huge rosecaptured Jhansi.Like a true heroine, she fought against the British force. She created abattalion exclusively of . She died on 17th June, 1985 fighting bravely.