Veer Narayan Singh was a landlord from Sonakhan, Chattisgarh. He spearheaded the 1857 war Indian Independence Movement.in Chhattisgarh. The British arrested him October 24, 1856 for looting a trader’s grain stocks and distributing it amongst the poor in a severe famine year.
In 1857 with the help of the soldiers of the British Army at Raipur, Veer Narayan Singh escaped from prison. He reached Sonakhan and formed an army of 500 men. Under the leadership of Smith, a powerful British army was dispatched to crush the Sonakhan army. Vir Narain Singh’s martyrdom has been resurrected in the 1980s and he has become a potent symbol of Chhattisgarhi pride. He was executed on 10 December 1857. He became the first martyr from Chhattisgarh in the War of Independence.
Government of Chhattisgarh named a cricket stadium Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium after him.
The Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium or Naya Raipur International Cricket Stadium is a cricket field in the city of Naya Raipur, Chattisgarh.
It is the second largest cricket Stadium in India and the fourth largest in the world. The stadium has a seating capacity of 50,000. Inaugurated in 2008, this ground hosted its first ever match in 2010, when the Canada national cricket team arrived in India and played a practice match against the Chhattisgarh state team. In 2013, the stadium was declared as a second host venue for Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and hosted two of its matches.