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Bakht Khan

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February 1, 1813
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Akbar Shah II 1806–1837

Mirza Firuz Shah

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                                                                      General Bakht Khan

General Bakht Khan was a prominent military commander who played a significant role in the Indian Rebellion of 1857 against the British East India Company. He was born in 1813 in the town of Baragaon in the present-day state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Bakht Khan initially served as a sepoy (soldier) in the Bengal Native Infantry of the East India Company. However, he became disillusioned with the Company's policies and joined the rebel forces during the 1857 uprising. Bakht Khan's military skills and leadership abilities proved crucial to the rebels' success in several battles, including the capture of Delhi. He was proclaimed the "Commander-in-Chief of the rebel forces" in Delhi and was responsible for the defense of the city against the British. Despite initial successes, the rebels were eventually defeated by the British, and Bakht Khan fled to Nepal. He was later captured by the British and sent to prison in the Andaman Islands, where he remained until his death in 1859. Bakht Khan is remembered as a hero by many Indians for his role in the rebellion against British rule. He is particularly admired for his leadership and bravery in battle and for his efforts to unite the rebels against the common enemy.

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