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Mangal Pandey
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A 1984 Indian stamp depicting Pandey
Born
Nagwa, Ballia district, Ceded and Conquered Provinces, Company India
Died 8 April 1857(1857-04-08) (aged 30)
Citizenship Company Raj
Occupation Sepoy (soldier) in the 34th Bengal Native Infantry (B.N.I.) regiment of the British East India Company
Known for Indian independence fighter

Mangal Pandey was an Indian soldier who played a key part in the events immediately preceding the outbreak of the Indian rebellion of 1857. He was a sepoy (infantryman) in the 34th Bengal Native Infantry (BNI) regiment of the British East India Company.

Mangal Pandey was executed in 1857 for attacking two British soldiers and revolting against the colonial rulers of India.

In 1984, the Indian government issued a postage stamp to remember him. His life and actions have also been portrayed in several cinematic productions.

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