Who was nana sahib
Nana Saheb Peshwa II, born as Dhondu Pant, was an Indian Peshwa of the Maratha empire, aristocrat and fighter, who led the rebellion in Kanpur during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Born: 19 May 1824, Bithoor
Died: 24 September 1859, Naimisha Forest
Full name: Dhondu Pant,
Parents: Baji Rao II, Ganga Bai, Narayan Bhatt
Children: Baya Bai
Grandparents: Raghunathrao, Anandibai
About nana Sahib
Received in 1827 by Baji Rao II, the last Maratha peshwa (ruler), Nana Sahib was instructed as a Hindu aristocrat. On the passing of the ousted Baji Rao in 1852, he acquired the peshwa’s home in Bithur (presently in Uttar Pradesh state). In spite of the fact that Nana Sahib’s receptive dad had argued that his £80,000-a-year life annuity be stretched out to Nana Sahib, the British lead representative general of India, Lord Dalhousie, can’t. Nana Sahib sent a specialist, Azimullah Khan, to London to push his cases, however without progress. On his return Azimullah revealed to Nana Sahib he was unmoved by the alleged British military strength in the Crimean War.
That report, the refusal of his case, and dangers of the sepoys drove him to join the sepoy contingents at Kanpur in disobedience in June 1857. He had sent Sir Hugh Wheeler, administrator of British powers at Kanpur, a letter cautioning of the assault—a cynical signal to his previous companions. A protected lead given to the British under General Wheeler by Nana Sahib was broken on June 27, and British ladies and kids were slaughtered at Nana Sahib’s castle. Lacking military information, he was unable to order the mutinous sepoys, however he had the fulfillment of being announced peshwa in July 1857 by the renegade chief Tantia Tope and his supporters after the catch of Gwalior. Vanquished by General Henry Havelock and in December 1857 by Sir Colin Campbell (later Baron Clyde), he delegated a nephew, Rao Sahib, to provide requests to Tantia. In 1859 Nana Sahib was crashed into the Nepal slopes, where he is thought to have passed on.