Tatya Tope
A collage by Shrikant Apte

Ramchandra Panduranga-Tatya Tope

(1814 - 1859)
Ramachandra Pandurang popularly called as Tatya Tope was an able leader of the great uprising of 1857. He was a personal adherent of Nana Saheb of Kanpur. He progressed with the Gwalior Contingent after the British reoccupation of Kanpur and forced General Windham to retreat from Kanpur. Later on, he came to the rescue of Rani Laxmi Bai. However he was defeated by General Napier's troops and was executed by the British Government at Shivpuri on 18th April 1859.

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