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Nana Sahib

(c. 1820—1859)


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(c. 1820–59)

Hindu leader. On the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny in Cawnpore (now Kanpur) (1857), he reluctantly joined the rebels and accepted the surrender of the British garrison under Sir Hugh Wheeler, promising safe conduct to its people. A reluctant recruit to the Mutiny, he subsequently fled to Nepal and his fate is uncertain, but it is likely that he died in the jungle.

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