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Salay Khan

(★ – 1859) – (Jharkhand)

Salay Khan, who was a resident of Ranchi, Bihar (now in Jharkhand), joined hands with the rebel forces during the Uprising of 1857 and fought against the British in different places. He not only participated in the rebellion but also provided financial assistance to his fellow-rebels and encouraged them to fight for freedom from oppressive foreign rule.

However, during an engagement, Salay Khan was captured by the British and charged with aiding and abetting the rebellion against British rule. As a result, he was sentenced to transportation for life in 1858. He was sent to the Andaman Islands in the same year where he passed away in custody in July 1859.