Mir Sadiq

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Syed Mir Sadiq held the post of a minister in the cabinet of Tipu Sultan of Mysore and was a general in the Mysorean Army. In the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War, he pulled the Mysorean army from the battlefield to collect their salaries, during the Siege of Seringapatam. This allowed the British forces to storm the Fort boundary wall with little defence, paving the way for a British victory.[citation needed] Sadiq was killed by Ahmad Khan, one of the dismayed Mysorean troops, immediately following the defeat as he attempted to go over to his palace to welcome the British.[1]