The New Student's Reference Work/Nana Sahib

Nana Sahib (nä′ nä  sä′ hĭb), the name applied to Dundhu Panth, the adopted son of a former ruler of the Mahrattas, when he led the Indian mutiny of 1857.  He was born about 1825 and educated as a Hindu nobleman, but was active in stirring up dissatisfaction with English rule, and at the outbreak of the mutiny was proclaimed ruler and was directly responsible for the massacres at Cawnpore.  After the suppression of the rebellion he fled to Nepal.  The date of his death is unknown, probably 1860.