Ahilyabai Holkar

Shruti Pandey
1 min readAug 15, 2023


13th August 2023, marked the 228th death anniversary of
Rajmata Ahilyabai Holkar

Why are we not taught about such great leaders that we had, in our history syllabus?

Ahilyabai was empathetic
A true leader from the time she was a young girl

She had two supportive father figures in her life
Her father and her father in law

Malhar Rao Holkar
Had immense faith in Ahilya’s capabilities

Isn’t that what each one of us need?
Someone who sees our worth
Someone who supports us

Her story tells me that something’s haven’t really changed much
And I dearly admire her will to question about things she doesn’t understand

Our land has seen so many great warriors and leaders, let us not forget about them