Naik Raghoji Rao Bhangre Statue, Ahmednagar,
Maharashtra Alternative name : Vandkari
Date of Birth :8 November 1805
Place of Birth : Deogaon, Akole, Maratha Empire
Date of Death :2 May 1848
Place of Death : Ahmadnagar, British India
Movement : Indian Independence Movement
Religion :Hindu Koli
Raghoji Bhangre (8 November 1805 – 2 May 1848) was a great freedom fighter revolutionary of India. He was born in a revolutionary Koli family. Raghoji Bhangre’s father Ramji Bhangre, who was a Subedar in the Maratha Empire, had freed the British for sixes and was sentenced to black water in the Cellular Jail on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, as well as Valoji Bhangre, the brother of Raghoji Bhangre’s grandfather, was also a revolutionary. Those who rebelled against the Peshwa and were gunned down, not only this, Raghoji Bhangre’s brother Vapuji Bhangre also took up arms against the British and attained martyrdom.
In 1818, when the Maratha Empire was defeated by the British government and the British Raj was being established, the British government had to face rebellions from place to place in Maharashtra, on one side of which the rebellion was raged by Ramji Bhangre, father of Raghoji Bhangre. After the death of Ramji Bhangre, Raghoji Bhangre gave wide form to the spark of independence.