Nirbhay Gujjar

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Nirbhay Singh Gujjar was one of the last dacoits of the Chambal and known as the Last Lion of Chambal. He terrorized the Chambal ravines in India, the lawless zone at the cusp of two states Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh for one and three decade[1][2][3]


Nirbhay Singh Gujjar was born in Panchdeora village of Jalaun district, Uttar Pradesh and died on 7 November 2005 in Etawah, India. He married Seema Parihar, who eventually became a politician.[4].

Dacoity career[edit]

He was said to run a parallel government in about 40 villages in the Chakranagar area of Uttar Pradesh and slept only two hours a day.[citation needed]

With as many as 205 criminal cases of murder, robbery, kidnapping. were registered in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh against him over a period of 30 years.[citation needed]

With this fatwa Sarpanch, Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) and Member of Parliament (MP) were elected [5] [6].

Gurjar carried a bounty reward of 2.5 lakh (US$3,482) provided by the Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Madhya Pradesh (MP) police.

He reportedly had AK-47 assault rifles, shotguns, bulletproof jackets, night-vision binoculars and mobile phones at his disposal.

Help to ASI[edit]

According to the Regional Director (North) of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Mr.K. K. Muhammed, Nirbhay Singh Gujjar and his gang provided much help to Archaeological Survey of India for the restoration of Bateshwar Hindu temples, Madhya Pradesh, that was constructed during the Gurjara-Pratihara empire between 8th to 11th century.[7]


Indian Bollywood film director Krishna Mishra also made a Hindi movie named as "Beehad - The Ravine". A real-life take on Nirbhay Singh Gujjar's life – journeying with him from 1975.[8]

Indian Politics[edit]

In August 2005 he had expressed his desire to surrender before Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and join Indian politics.[9]


  1. ^ "Nirbhay Gujjar shot dead by STF". The Times of India. 8 November 2005.
  2. ^ Jason Overdorf (November 10, 2005). "'Lion of the Chambal' does last deadly dance". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  3. ^ Subhash Mishra (2005-11-21). "Killing the fear factor | IndiaToday". Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  4. ^ "Dacoit Nirbhay Gujjar shot dead, claims UP STF". 2005-11-07. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  5. ^ "Bigger than the election was the dread of a dacoit, who was cut off the winning the leader's nose". Patrika.
  6. ^ "Bandit shot, killed in central India". Seattle Times USA.
  7. ^ "Provide help to ASI". Hindustan Times.
  8. ^ "MEL Films". Daily Pioneer.
  9. ^ "I'll surrender only before Mulayam Singh: Nirbhay Gujjar". 2005-08-13. Retrieved 2018-05-06.