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Sham Sing

(★ – 1859) – (Maharashtra)

Sham Sing was serving in the English East India Company army in the Bombay Presidency when he left it during the Uprising of 1857. He actively participated in fighting the British in Bombay, Maharashtra, and also supplied arms to his neighbors. He encouraged them to seize the British treasury and overthrow the British administration. Unfortunately, he was caught by the British during an encounter and charged with desertion and mutiny against the British authorities. Consequently, he was sentenced to transportation for life in June 1858 and sent from Bombay to the Andaman Islands in October 1858. Sadly, he died there in detention in July 1859.