Even the horse she had chosen
for the hour of danger did not help. One thigh was numb. Blood was flowing from stomach.
The sword cut inflicted by a British soldier who followed her speedily tore the right
cheek. Her eye-ball was wrenched. Even then with her lefthand she cut off the arm of that
Gul Mohamed ,who was the bodyguard of the Rani, could not bear his sorrow. He, a
warrior who had fought bravely, began to weep.
Raghunath Simha and Ramachandra Rao Deshmukh helped the Rani to dismount from her
horse. Raghunath Simha said: "There is not a moment to lose. We must quickly reach
the house of Baba Gangadas nearby."
Ramachandra Rao put the weeping boy Damodar on a horse, took the Ranis body on
his lap and raced towards Saint Baba Gangadass house. Raghunath Simha and Gul
Mohamed followed as bodyguards.
Even in darkness Baba Gangadas recognized the Ranis blood-stained face. They
washed the face with cold water. They poured water from the holy Ganga into her mouth. She
recovered a little and with trembling lips muttered: "Hara Hara Mahadev.
Thereafter she became unconscious.
A little later the Rani opened her eyes with difficulty. She was them muttering stanzas
from the Bhagavad Gita which she had learnt by heart in her childhood. The voice grew
feebler; her last words were, "Vasiudeva I bow to you." The fortune of Jhansi
Raghunath Simha, Gul Mohamed and Damodar Rao shed tears.
In a solemn voice, Baba Gangadas said: " Brightness has not end; it is hidden in
every atom. It shines again at the proper time."
The incomparable Ranis body disappeared in flames.