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 Phoolan Devi

Phoolan Devi

Birth
Death 25 Jul 2001 (aged 37)
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 23446 · View Source
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Outlaw turned legislator. She was India's onetime Bandit Queen and was idolized by the poor as a champion of the lower castes of India. During her ten year rebellion against the upper-caste Hindus, her hallmark was a red bandanna tied around her head and a rifle slung across her back. She was jailed in 1983 in connection with the slaughter of villagers but was freed by The Supreme Court in 1994. She became a member of Parliament in 1996 thanks mostly to the support of women and the poor. She was slain by three masked gunman outside her home as she returned home for lunch following a session of Parliament. She was the subject of a number of books and an award-winning 1994 film "The Bandit Queen".


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 26 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23446
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Phoolan Devi (10 Aug 1963–25 Jul 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23446, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.