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122nd anniversary of The Battle of Saragarhi; Akshay Kumar pays tribute to 36th Sikh Regiment

New Delhi: Akshay Kumar who had left the audience stunned with his brilliant performance in ‘ Kesari’ paid tribute to the “bravehearts” of the 36th Sikh Regiment on the occasion of the 122nd anniversary of The Battle of Saragarhi.

The Bollywood’s Khiladi shared a monochrome picture from the sets of his period drama film ‘ Kesari’ which was based on the 1897 Battle of Saragarhi, where an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans.

The actor had played the role of Havildar Ishar Singh who did not give up till his last breath. The actor tweeted, ” My tributes to the bravehearts of the 36th Sikh Regiment, 21 Against 10,000…a sacrifice which will forever be etched in the pages of history and our hearts #SaragarhiDay”.

The British Indian contingent comprised 21 Jat Sikh soldiers of the 36th Sikhs (now the 4th battalion of the Sikh Regiment), who was stationed at an army post and were attacked by 10000 to 12,000 Afghans. The Sikhs, led by Havildar Ishar Singh, chose to fight to the death, in what is considered by some military historians as one of history’s greatest last stands. The post was recaptured two days later by another British Indian contingent.

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