Pran Sukh Yadav
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Pran Sukh Yadav (1802–1888) was a military commander, a revolutionary of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and a close friend of Hari Singh Nalwa. In his early career he fought along with Sikh Khalsa army and French arms. After the death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh he fought in both the First and Second Anglo-Sikh Wars.
revolt of 1857
On knowing about the mutiny in Erinpura regiment, Pran Sukh Yadav made contact with the commanders of Jodhpur legion and considered it as an appropriate time to fight with British at Narnaul. He was a great military strategist and fought valiantly and was the one who killed Col Gerrard with his Minie rifle, which was his favourite rifle, he missed his first shot, while aiming at Gerrard from the opposite bank of the rivulet where battle was going on, but quickly reloaded the rifle and again shot at Gerrard, who was the only person in redcoat as rest of his men were in khakee, this time he got his shot right and thus killed Gerrard at Narnaul. Although, Indians lost the battle and he along with other leaders went into hiding for nearly next two-three years but again came back and settled at his native village Nihalpura, now in Alwar District of Rajasthan, and became a follower of Arya Samaj in his last years.[full citation needed]
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