Rao Kadam Singh

Rao Kadam Singh, the Gurjar,Bhatti clan was elected by his clansmen as their leader to fight against the British during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. He hailed from Parikshitgarh, Meerut.[1]

Revolt of 1857

The Gurjar rebels dug up the old guns which had been buried at Parikshitgarh during the reign of Gurjar King Nain Singh fifty years earlier. With these they destroyed the British army posts and police stations in the area.[2]

Towards the end of June 1857, the British formed a corps consisting mainly of unemployed Europeans. Known as the Khaki Risala, it was led by Majors Williams and Dunlop.[1] This force defeated Singh and his clansmen, whose leaders were all either killed in action or hanged.[3]

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