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Sheikh Bhazoo

(★ – 1859) – (West Bengal)

Sheikh Bhazoo was a Sepoy in the Bengal Army of the English East India Company, but he left it during the Uprising of 1857 to join the rebel forces. He fought the British at different places and also encouraged his fellow rebels to continue fighting until the end of the oppressive foreign rule. During the course of an engagement, he was caught by the Company troops and charged with desertion, mutiny, and sedition against the British. On 28 September 1857, he was sentenced to transportation for life with labor and irons and sent to the Andaman Islands on 4 January 1858. He passed away there in detention on 17 August 1859.