It was fought on 12 September 1897 between British India and Afghan tribesmen at Saragarhi, a small village in Kohat, present-day Pakistan. The Battle of Saragarhi was fought between two sub-nationalities of the subcontinent – the Sikhs, who were in the service of the British, and the Pashtuns, who were fighting for their freedom. For me this is still the greatest last stand in the history.Yes the movie was a bit bollywood-ized,but thats required because a common indian man cant watch a mil history movie without masala(which is shameful).But yeah by no means we can downplay the valour and courage.All those people calling it anti sikh article,let me tell you our organisation is a secular and an apolitical one,it would be the least to ask of you people to not drag us into it. With Suzanne Bernert, Mukul Dev, Alexx O'Nell, Mohit Raina. It’s the report that is suiting your taste because of the hatred within you. John Haughton. Anti Sikh article?????? Your respect for army and all nationalistic people will rise in spite of all your vested interests. Teresa helped Surgeon Captain Cedric Prall and tended the wounded under heavy fire, she was later awarded the Royal Red Cross by Her Majesty, Queen Victoria. They fought for their pride. It occurred in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Panag!!! It’s easy to come out of Ur bedroom and say Ur opinion after Google. It’s shameful. Even in Thermopylae, the Greeks had an outside chance because they were fighting in hilly terrain. Well we would have happy without English and may be happy with sanskrit. Talk:Battle of Saragarhi/Archive 2. Let alone as a career. Just after 3 pm, Sepoy Gurmukh Singh sent his last message seeking permission to join the battle. Get latest News Information, Articles on Battle Of Saragarhi Updated on November 09, 2020 16:10 with exclusive Pictures, photos & videos on Battle Of Saragarhi at Latestly.com The Battle of Saragarhi was fought between two sub-nationalities of the subcontinent – the Sikhs, who were in the service of the British, and the Pashtuns, who were fighting for their freedom.The Sikh-Pashtun rivalry went back 150 years, beginning with the first invasion of Ahmad Shah Durrani in 1748. Here is what really happened in the Battle of Saragarhi. The main point to understand is Sikh Ardaas The true sikh when ever did ardaas to fight they fight till end. To relate it, for instance, do you know about Afridi brothers who got highest gallantry award by respectively both the Britishers and the Germans. But the two forts lacked inter-visibility, and therefore, a post was set up at Saragarhi, named after the destroyed Pashtun village of Saragarh, which acted as a heliograph (signalling device using sunlight and reflectors) communication post. All rights reserved, Play Cricket Quiz & Earn Upto 50,000 Coins Daily. So Stop defaming our martyrs and use your writing skills to improve the present day situation of our country. And I know very well that a Bollywood movie is the LAST PLACE I should go to in order to satiate my curiosity(especially when it has a foreign citizen supporting the ruling party and trying to milk profit from his Indian origin. I have read and re-read the Digest of Service of 36/4 Sikh and most accounts of the battle written in the last 122 years. It’s because of LT like him. Not me. The soldiers decided to fight. business in ten days. Why print is anti Indian and pro Islamic jihadists….?! But the Sikhs thought only once and that was enough. Are we so desperate now that the truth is no more palatable. You have entered an incorrect email address! Saragarhi is the incredible story of 21 men of the 36th Sikh Regiment (currently the 4th Sikh Regiment) who gave up their lives in devotion to their duty. With Suzanne Bernert, Mukul Dev, Alexx O'Nell, Mohit Raina. Gakhal recounts how the eventual attack came in three waves on the morning on September 12, 1897. And the Sikh soldiers were defending the borders of the Punjab State Agency with full Sikh valour and bravery. Since there was no survivor, little is known of what actually happened at Saragarhi. British accounts mention that Ishar Singh killed 28 Pathans in a hand to hand combat and Gurmukh, the last standing, killed 20 before giving up his life. So British annexed Punjab in 1949 to give them autonomy. Lt Gen Panag, As a tribute to bravehearts of 'Battle of Saragarhi', the UK is set to install a nine-foot-tall bronze statue of Havildar Ishar Singh, who led 20 Sikh soldiers during the fight against more than 10,000 Afghans. served in the Indian Army for 40 years. As Akshay Kumar’s new movie “Kesari” (which is based on historical battle of Saragarhi) is expected to release this month, one reader requested me to explain the historical context of it. The Battle of Saragarhi is the only time in British Military history, where every single Indian soldier involved in the military action was awarded the highest military honour available to them. The queen did send special message for the valiant action. They had option to escape and even Afghanis gave them the ultimatum that they can all go free without any harm but the Sikhs didn’t. The Battle of Saragarhi The Background. Amazing how many of those who have commented on this article by Gen. Panag do not like it. Find Battle Of Saragarhi News at NDTVMovies.com, get the latest Battle Of Saragarhi News Headlines, News stories, News articles, Videos and Pictures on Battle Of Saragarhi. With access to the pass now in Afghan hands, the security of the British Raj was in jeopardy. It’s because of LT like him. It was fought on 12 September 1897 between British India and Afghan tribesmen at Saragarhi, a small village in Kohat, present-day Pakistan. Please excuse is cities. More focussed on the garnish than the main course! But the Indians kept firing at Afghans. Because they fight for not being considered coward. Saragarhi Day is observed by the Sikh community on September 12 every year to commemorate the 21 Sikh soldiers who lost their lives in the Battle of Saragarhi 1897. Now that you endeavor to educate civies on military history., I wonder if you have a dispassionate response to some of the critical data backed feedback in this thread. The memorial pays homage to the unparalleled bravery of the 21 Sikh soldiers who fought against 10,000 Pashtun tribesmen on September 12, 1897, in what came to be known as the Battle of Saragarhi. Lt Gen H S Panag PVSM, AVSM (R) served in the Indian Army for 40 years. To all people who are disgusted and aghast at the belittling of Sikh valour, I request you all to highlight the lines that supposedly denigrate the Sikhs in this article. I am not upset by it and it in no way reduces my esteem for the sikhs. Counter with data. Please visit the army camps and stay on the borders for a month. They were not patriots fighting for the dignity of their motherland. Had they shown the same valor in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, they wouldn’t have been massacred so mercilessly. Sikh Regiment soldiers of that era wore khaki turbans and not kesari turbans as shown in the movie Kesari. Saragarhi Day is observed to commemorate the soldiers of the Battle of Saragarhi . You under estimate India, not us. Also, the British Army launched the book ‘Saragarhi: The Forgotten Battle’ in 2013 at Old College Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. But this article is just a shame. These two brave Australian women have been forgotten. It is near to Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Mr. Panag’s claim are false even if you read the accounts of British. The 21 men in Saragarhi were left to defend their outpost and in extension the forts. Also about this media ‘ThePrint’ don’t know why they always publish such article which tries to downplay those India as a nation is proud of. And a distinguished solider and chronicler of military events at that. Dear TJ, Lt. Gen Panang is a distinguished Sikh (ex) army man. I am also not going to attribute any colour to his supposedly myth busting article notwithstanding the article appearing in print with a clear and horrible leftist leaning that tries to use supposed facts when it suits the leftist agenda but uses raw emotions otherwise (again when it suits leftist agenda). Well done Akki, Singh is King. Thank you for your review, Sir. The Sikh successfully repulsed two Afghans attacks to rush open the gates of the post. In trying to cover many topics nothing has been covered in detail. History of the battle. Those who claim Pashtun were fighting for freedom, its false. He remains the unsung hero of Saragarhi. Obnoxious and prejudiced Put it in practice. Ridiculous. As he was dying, he was said to have yelled repeatedly the Sikh battle cry “Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal!” (“One will be blessed eternally, who says that God is the ultimate truth!”). The Akshay Kumar-starrer film delves into the personality of Havildar Ishar Singh, but no such detailed records on him are available in the military account. The Battle at Saragarhi is one of eight stories of collective bravery published by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Unknown to many, a few kilometres from the Golden Temple in Armritsar lies a memorial to these brave men – Saragarhi. While it takes nothing away from the courageous stand it does provide a more accurate account of what actually took place. Battle Cry: Jo Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal (He who cries God is Truth, is ever victorious). Bollywood is anyway amateur, poorly made entertainment for the mostly Hindi speaking crowd. Surrender would have probably saved their lives, but it would have made the fall of Fort Lockhart certain. Unbelievably, the Sikh soldiers who were guarding the post chose to face them instead of retreating! We are always looking for heroes who did something better than what we can imagine. Most of people on social media are sharing the movie line 21 Sikhs vs 1000 invaders. Like you, I too marvel at the ability of The Print editors in pushing articles that stoke controversies. And we Indians should embrace and salute such bravery. The battle had raged for over six hours and while there were a couple of patrols launched from Gulistan and Lockhart to distract the enemy, which reported there were around 14,000 attackers, the tribesmen had stayed focused on Saragarhi. The battle is considered worlds No 2 last stand. The Battle Of Saragarhi was fought between the British Raj and Afghan tribesmen on 12, September 1897. Why don’t you make movie on facts of so much concerns u have. And comments by all people here clearly shows how divided we are as Indians. So much for the selfless services of the Khalsa. Find Battle Of Saragarhi News at NDTVMovies.com, get the latest Battle Of Saragarhi News Headlines, News stories, News articles, Videos and Pictures on Battle Of Saragarhi. Col. Haughton could only hear the Sikhs shouting their battle cry, "Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal". They call the Battle of Saragarhi one of the greatest last stands in military history: 21 Sikh soldiers held fort against more than 10,000 rampaging tribesmen for over six hours. 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