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Nana Saheb: A Crucial Figure in 1857 Rebellion

Nana Saheb, born Dhondu Pant on May 19, 1824, was a pivotal leader in the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Raised in Bithur near Kanpur, he opposed British policies, particularly the Doctrine of Lapse, which denied him his pension and estate. His leadership included the capture and siege of Kanpur and alliances with Tatya Tope and Rani Lakshmi Bai. Despite Kanpur's fall and his retreat to Nepal, Nana Saheb remains a symbol of resistance against British rule. His legacy is commemorated through cultural references, memorials, and educational curricula in contemporary India.