Jwala Prasad

Jwala Prasad was the captain of Nana Sahib's bodyguard and became a trusted adviser and later a Brigadier. Disingenuously, he gave General Wheeler his personal guarantee that no harm would come to any of the defenders of the entrenchment if they surrendered. And yet he would play an instrumental role in directing the withering fire on the boats at Sati Chowra when the massacre was ordered.

He was captured in 1859 and hanged from a tree at the scene of the massacre at Sati Chowra.

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