In a significant discovery, four cannons, which were used in the war more than 200 years back, were found at Kasturchand Park in Nagpur on Wednesday night. The cannons were discovered while the ground was being dug for managing storm water.
When Nation Next spoke to city architect Ashok Mokha, he said, “These cannons (size of 10-feet each) were probably used during a war between the Bhonsles and the Britishers in 1813 or 1817.” Raje Mudhoji Bhonsle, a descendant of the royal Bhonsle family, which once ruled the city, is excited about the discovery. He went to Kasturchand Park ground himself to check the cannons.
Raje Mudhoji Bhonsle said, “Many wars between the Bhonsles and Britishers were fought in and near the city. These cannons probably were during the war, which took place around 1817. It’s possible that many other weapons may be found during the digging.”
Mokha termed the discovery as a significant one and said that the discovery has certainly added to the heritage of the city.