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Madho Singh

(1786 – 1858) – (Odisha)

Madho Singh (Aged 72) also known as Madhab Singh Bariha born in 1786, was the Binjhal Zamindar (landlord) of Ghess locality in Bargarh district, Odisha. He was a close associate of Veer Surendra Sai in the Sambalpur uprising against the British East India Company.

In 1858, he was caught and hanged to death on December 31 at the Jail Chowk of Sambalpur for his fierce and heroic resistance against the British takeover of the region and their oppressive policies. Out of his four valiant sons, three were martyred, and the eldest was sentenced to life imprisonment. His granddaughter, Purnima, committed suicide after the British hanged her rebellious husband from the Sonakhan Zamindari at Raipur.