As a young child Mohammad Thakurufaanu would never have imagined that he would be one of Maldives’ most revered hero’s one day, and that he would leave behind a legacy that would last centuries. Born to a noble family on one of the picturesque islands that comprise the Maldives, Thakurufaanu enjoyed spending time with birds as a young boy. Later in his life he felt strongly for the plight of his nation under the rule of the Portuguese, who remained in the Maldives for a little over a decade and a half. As he had grown into a man of great skill and ability, he led a revolt against the western invaders, backed by a small group which included his two brothers, one who was killed in the uprising.
It took several years for this prestigious figure to finally emerge victorious, and gain the nation the independence it now enjoys. A large amount of sacrifice went into his achievement and he was rewarded when he became the nation’s ruler for several years. Known as Sultan Ghazee Mohammed Thakurufaanu thereafter, he was well loved by his people for his service to the nation and benevolent rule. The dynasty he founded went on to last more than a century. The brave figure is well respected even today as one the Maldives’ greatest heroes, and the date on which he liberated the nation is celebrated annually.
The tomb of this figure of significant national importance lies in Male, the nation’s capital. It is a must visit site when in the Maldives for visitors who want to experience what lies behind the beauty of this heavenly country. Located in the centre of the small city, it is erected beside a mosque that portrays simplistic design. On the compound the Maldivian flag flies proud, beside the reminder of the figure that helped raise it to its present status as a free nation. It is one of the many culturally and historically significant sites that visitors should head down to when holidaying here, where there is much more to appreciate than the sun and the sand.
While guests will enjoy exploring the nation’s heritage, they will definitely want to bask in luxurious relaxation when in the Maldives as well. An ideal Maldives island resort for this is the amazing Adaaran Prestige Vadoo. This heavenly Maldives resort is undoubtedly one of the best for a memorable holiday.