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Sardar Sherbaz Khan
, also known as Baz Khan
, was the leader
Sardar is a title of Indo-Aryan origin that was originally used to denote feudal princes, noblemen, and other aristocrats. It was later applied to indicate a Head of State, a Commander-in-chief, and an Army military rank...
of the Dhund Abbasi tribe in the Hazara Region of colonial India during the time of the British Raj
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. Sherbaz Khan planned to attack the British settlement of Murree
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in July 1857 during the uprising against British colonial rule
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the British East India Company's army on 10 May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon escalated into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain and central India, with the major hostilities confined to...
- with a force of 300 men, but his plans were leaked to the British and his plans were thwarted, he along with his sons were captured by the British. The Sardar was hanged and his 8 sons placed in front of cannons and shot
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