Mehmood Khan sent out a plea to Delhi through Mamdu Khan. In response Bahadur Shah Zafar decorated him with the title of Ameer Ud Daula Zia Ul Mulk Muhammad Mehmood Khan Bahadur Muzaffar Jang.
Khawaja Hasan Nizami wrote, ‘’Poor Bakht Khan had to bear the burden of facing two adversaries, one were Britishers and other was Mirza Mughal. During these struggles his forces got out of control. Administrative body was rendered useless. Britishers captured Delhi and the scheme of rebellion went up in the air’’.
Translation series of “Heroes of 1857”, by Sayyada Anees Fatima, Episode IX (First Ed., 1949) Gunners under General ‘s leadership exhibited such brave acts that it stirred the rank and file of the enemy. Zaheer Dehlvi narrated eye witness account: "It was a moonlit...
This precarious condition of Delhi prompted General Bakht Khan to depart from Bareilly to Delhi. Nana Rao ‘s brother accompanied him. On route he went past Budaun and came to Farrukhabad.
Hagia Sophia served as a church for 916 years until the conquest of Istanbul, and a mosque from 1453 to 1934 nearly 500 years and most recently as a museum for 85 years.
All the people found inside the city for refuge were slayed by the bayonets’’. He wrote to his friend, “As you can imagine when I told you that in some houses 40-50 people took refuge. They were not rebels but residents of the city (Delhi)
During the battle at the Begum’s mansion around 500 rebel fighters were martyred. Sir Colin (Commander-in-Chief) did anticipate a grueling fight at Qaiser Bagh but the local sub commanders were afraid of Urban warfare as there was house to house.
Sudeep’s account on battle of Plassey, reads like a story, even though it has balanced its academic rigor.
The first combined Nepalese and British attack was on “Alam Bagh”. There was an intense fight at Hazrat Mahal’s mansion around which hundreds of Rebel’s bodies were seen scattered. However just before the imminent takeover of “Chulakhi”, Khan Ali Khan reached with one thousand of his soldiers.
Wajid Ali Shah also started publication of a newspaper by the name of “Aseer” (Prisoner) under the editorship of Munshi Muzaffar Ali, bringing open discussions about the matter of the State in open.