Rao Sahib


Rao Sahib was a nephew of Nana Sahib. He did show some decency to a second flotilla of Europeans who arrived in his lands whilst trying to escape Fatehpur. He treated the survivors humanely but sent them on to his uncle in Cawnpore. The men were summarily executed and the women would end up sharing the fate of the other women and children in the Bibighar.

He originally fled with Nana Sahib but soon separated and tried to respark the insurrection, but he found it increasingly difficult to hold them together and he was ultimately captured by James MacNabb acting on a tip off. He was hanged after a trial found him guilty of 'modified rebellion'.


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