New Delhi: Raja Rao Ram Baksh Singh is in news after a sadhu’s dream that 1,000 tonnes of gold was buried in the remains of the Raja’s old fort in Daundiya Kheda village of Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh.
Raja Rao Ram Baksh Singh was martyred in 1857 during a fight with British rulers during the sepoy mutiny.
On June 4, 1857 Nana Sahib's troops crushed the British army in Kanpur after which the British contingent reached Unnao.
British solders fled and hid in a temple of Buxar after Raja Rao Ram Singh challenged them. The Raja ordered to burn them alive inside the temple after they refused to come out.
Enraged over the incident, an angry General Hope Grant lured one of Raja’s pupils Chandi and arrested him.