After the battle of Gwalior, in which Rani Laxmi Bai attained martyrdom, Tatya Tope engaged in several guerrilla campaigns including in Central India, Malwa, Bundelkhand, Rajputana, Khandesh and Rajputana, from the recesses of the Vindhyas to the gorges of the Aravallis harassing British troop contingents. In addition, he fought several battles against British troops.
The British failed to capture him for over a year but he was betrayed by his trusted friend Man Singh, the Raja of Narwar while asleep in a Jungle camp. He was captured on 07.04.1859 by the BEIC forces, tried by a military court, where when asked as to why he had led the forces of the Freedom fighters against the British, he answered that he was answerable only to his master Nana sahib Peshwa. He attained martyrdom on 18.04.1859 when he was hanged.
Posted on 11.03.2015:
A miniature sheet of stamps brought out by India Post commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the First War of Indian Independence fought in 1857.
A First day cover issued by India Post dated 09.08.2007 commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the First War of Indian Independence fought in 1857.
1) The Ruins of the Lucknow Residency tell the story of hard fought battles during the First War of Indian Independence in 1857.