Dhan Singh Gurjar
Revolt of 1857 in Meerut
The freedom movement, which started in 1822 from Kunja Bahadurpur, came to shape in 1857. In the Indian mutiny of 1857, the mutineers had the support of most of the Bengal army. Dhan Singh Gurjar, at this time the Kotwal of Meerut, was the leader of this initial battle.
On 10 May 1857 Dhan Singh Gurjar opened the gate of the prison in Meerut; this act launched the rebellion. People took up weapons and marched to kill the British. Important places in Meerut were captured. After completing the task at Meerut, the rebels marched towards Delhi, with the slogan "Dilli Chalo".
- Singh, Nau Nihal (2003). The Royal Gurjars: Their Contribution to India. Anmol Publications PVT. LTD. p. 339. ISBN 81-261-1414-2, ISBN 978-81-261-1414-6. "Kotwal Dhan Singh Gurjar was the leader of this initial battle of 1857. Dhan Singh Gurjar was the Kotwal of Meerut in 1857"
- Bhartiya Sanskriti Ke Rakshak, by Dr. Ratan Lal Verma
- Meerut University