To fight the British, the rebels required leadership and organization.
• The sepoys of Meerut, first went to Delhi to appeal to the old Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah to accept the leadership of the revolt. He initially rejected the proposal. But when some sepoys moved into the Mughal court within the Red Fort, in defiance of normal court etiquette, then he agreed to be the nominal leader of the rebellion.
• In Kanpur, Nana Sahib was made the leader of the revolt.
• In Jhansi, Rani Laxmi bai assumed the leadership of the uprising.
• in Bihar, Kunwar Singh, a local zamindar provided leadership to the revolt.
• Birjis Qadr, the young son of the Nawab was hailed in the light of the fall of the British rule in India.
• Thus, under various leadership, the revolt took place. The leadership was not just limited to ranis, rajas, nawabs, and taluqdars. Ordinary men and women, as well as religious leaders, also acquired leadership.
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