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Nana Sahib

indian mutiny

Prominent rebel of the Indian Mutiny, the adopted son of the ex-peshwa of the Marathas Baji Rao II (1796–1818). At the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny (1857) he became the leader of the Sepoys in Cawnpore, and organized the massacre of the British residents. After the collapse of the rebellion he escaped into Nepal, and died in the hills some time later.

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