Mir Sadiq held the post of a minister in the cabinet of Tipu Sultan of Mysore and a General on the Mysorean Army. In the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War, he, in accomplice with Purnhia (Chief Accountant and Finance Minister of State of Mysore), pulled the Mysorean army from the battlefield to collect their salaries, during the Siege of Seringapatam. This allowed the British forces to storm the boundary wall with little defence, paving the way for a British victory. Sadiq was killed by Ahmad Khan, one of dismayed Mysorean troops, immediately following the defeat as he attempted to go over to his palace to the welcome the British.
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