Tatya Tope Memorial is a memorial laid down in commemoration of the long drawn out battle for freedom in India. The colonial history of India is inked with the blood of many selfless martyrs. Ramachandra Pandurang Tope, popularly known as Tatya Tope, a brave freedom fighter and an Indian Maratha leader in the 1857 Uprising lost his life in the battle for Indian Independence.
He is known to have assisted Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi in the capture of Gwalior from the English colonial rulers. Betrayed by Raja of Narwar Man Singh a trusted friend, the man was captured and executed in Shivpuri on the 18th of April 1859. Tatya Tope rebelled against the colonial rulers because his father was denied pension he rightfully deserved.
Tatya Tope played a crucial role not only in the capture of Gwalior but also by being a leader who fought despite the odds stacked against him. Tatya Tope is remembered as a brave soldier through the memorials at Yeola and Shivpuri where he met his tragic end.