Gaidinliu, Rani (1915–1993)

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Gaidinliu, Rani (1915–1993)

Indian freedom fighter. Name variations: Rani Gaidinliu of Nagaland. Born 1915 in Nangkao village of Manipur, India; died Feb 17, 1993, in India; dau. of a poor farmer.

Joined the Indian freedom fighters (1928), when she was just 13; at 16, led the Naga guerrillas against the British in a battle that led to her arrest (1932) and a 15-year imprisonment; released by President Jawaharlal Nehru (1947), later became a social worker in Nagaland.

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