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Ankoos

(★ – 1859) – (Maharashtra)

Ankoos, the son of Gubnaik, was born in the Jalgaon-Dhule area. During the Uprising of 1857 in Khandess (Khandesh), Maharashtra, he fought against the British at several places. He also supplied arms to the local people and encouraged them to overthrow foreign rule. However, he was caught in one of the British attacks on the rebels, tried for treason and rebellion against the British, and sentenced to transportation for life in 1858. He was sent from Bombay to the Andaman Islands and passed away in captivity in 1859.