Q. Which of the following pair/s is/are correctly matched?
Revolt Centre :Leader
1.Bijapur:Nana Sahib
2.Lucknow:Begum Hazrat Mahal
3.Delhi:General Bakht Khan
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C

Explanation: At Delhi the nominal and symbolic leadership belonged to the Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah, but the real command lay with a court of soldiers headed by General Bakht Khan who had led the revolt of Bareilly troops and brought them to Delhi.

  • At Kanpur, the natural choice was Nana Saheb, the adopted son of the last peshwa, Baji Rao II. He was refused the family title and banished from Poona and was living near Kanpur.
  • Begum Hazrat Mahal took over the reins at Lucknow where the rebellion broke out on June 4, 1857, and popular sympathy was overwhelmingly in favour of the deposed Nawab.

Source: Spectrum Modern India