Pran Sukh Yadav

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Military person

Pran Sukh Ahir (1802–1888) was a military commander.[1] He a revolutionary of the Indian Rebellion of 1857[2] and as a close friend of Hari Singh Nalwa and the Punjab ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh.[3][4]

In his early career, Yadav trained the Sikh Khalsa Army. After the death of Ranjit Singh, he fought in both the First and Second Anglo-Sikh Wars. His hatred of the British after the defeat of Sikhs led him to begin giving military training to the farmers of Alwar, Rewari, Narnaul, Ahirwal and Mahendragarh region.[5]

Indian Rebellion of 1857

In the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Rao Tularam and Pran Sukh Yadav fought against the British Army in the battle of Naseeb Pur.[6][7]

Pran Sukh Yadav, after receiving the news of rebellion in the Eripura Regiment, approached the Jodhpur Legion commander and decided that this was the right time to fight the British army in Narnaul. He was a skilled army hero and strategist, while fighting bravely, he killed Colonel Gerrard with his favorite rifle. Although the Indians were defeated in this battle, Pran Sukh remained hidden with the rest of the rebels for two-three years and later settled back in his ancestral village of Nihalpur in Alwar (Rajasthan) district.[8] In his last years he became a follower of the Arya Samaj.[9][10][11]


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  3. "13th November 1780: Maharaja Ranjit Singh, founder of the Sikh Empire, was born". Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  4. Nayyar, Gurbachan Singh; Bureau, Punjabi University Publication (1995) (in en). The campaigns of General Hari Singh Nalwa (1st ed.). Patiala: Punjabi University. ISBN 9788173801419. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  5. (in en) Six Battles for India: The Anglo-Sikh Wars, 1848-6, 1848-9. Arthur Barker Limited. 1969. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  6. M.K. Singh (2009). Encyclopaedia Of Indian War Of Independence (1857-1947) (Set Of 19 Vols.). Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd. pp. 80. ISBN 9788126137459. 
  7. "Revolutionary Movements in India and their Aims". shodhganga. shodhganga. pp. 21. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  8. Antiques International. "ALWAR INDIA PRINCELY STATE VICTORIA EMPRESS SILVER ONE RUPEE 1880". Antiques International. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  9. "Modern Indian Political Thought". Rai Technology University e-content. pp. 199. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  10. "Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Rishi Gatha". Youtube. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  11. Jawaharlal Nehru University, Centre for Historical Studies (1997) (in en). Studies in History Vol 13. New Delhi: Sage. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 

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