Mir Madan

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Mir Madan Khan
Mirmadan's Tomb.jpg
Mir Madan's tomb
Born ?
Died 23 June 1757
Palashi
Buried Farid Khan's Dargah, Faridpur, Murshidabad District, India
Religion Islam

Mir Madan Khan (? - June 23, 1757) was one of the most trusted officer and chief of the artillery of Nawab Siraj Ud Dowla army who died in Battle of Plassey.[1][2][3]

Early life

At first Mir Madan worked in Dhaka under Hossain Kuli Khan's nephew Hasan-Uddin Khan. Nawab Alivardi Khan preferred him due to his good performance, trustworthiness and brought him in Murshidabad. Here he got the Title 'Bakshi' (Paymaster of the army). Subsequently, occupied the post of Chief Artillery in Nawab Siraj-Ud-Doula's army.[1]

Death

On 23 June 1757, in the infamous Battle of Plassey faithful officer Madan and Diwan Mohanlal fought for the Nawab whereas Commander-in-chief Mir Jafar and others remained standstill. In fact Madan's troop caused a serious pressure to the East India Company's force. At 2 pm on that very day, he was mortally wounded by a British cannonball and died. His two fellow Nawe Singh Hajari and Bahadur Khan also died.[1]

ASI display board of Tomb of Mir Madan

Tomb

Some cadres of his troop buried him secretly in Faridpur village, Murshidabad district (P.S. Rejinagar) near Palashi battlefield. This place is known as Farid Shah's Dargah (Mosque). At present his tomb is under supervision of the Archaeological Survey of India.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ a b c Part I, Subodhchandra Sengupta & Anjali Basu (2002). Sansad Bengali Charitavidhan (Bengali). Kolkata: Sahitya Sansad. p. 417. ISBN 81-85626-65-0. 
  2. ^ "Kanhoji Angre : How A Maratha Grand Admiral Defeated The European Naval Powers". Retrieved 2017-03-02. 
  3. ^ "Battle of Plassey June 1757 - Salem-News.Com". www.salem-news.com. Retrieved 2017-03-02. 
  4. ^ Atul Ch. Roy (1996). Bharater Itihas (Bengali). Kolkata: Prantik. p. 234. 
  5. ^ "Murshidabad". gobengal.com. Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
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