Havildar Ishar Singh

Havildar Ishar Singh was the commander of the 36th Sikh Regiment for the British Indian Army who fought in the famous Battle of Saragarhi, which took place on September 12, 1897. During this battle 21 Sikh soldiers, who were posed at Saragarhi, refused to surrender to the 12,000 to 24,000 Orakzai and Afridi tribesmen and fought against them till the end.
Havildar Ishar Singh was born in a village near Jagraon, Punjab. He was given an independent command for the Saragarhi post. A life-size bronze statue of Havildar Ishar Singh was unveiled recently in the United Kingdom to mark the 124th anniversary of the battle of Saragarhi.

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