Sunday, May 19, 2019

Kesari - Movie

The real story on which the story is based is inspirational - how 21 Sikhs fighting for the British army held back 10-12000 Afghan tribesmen at the Battle of Saragarhi on September 12, 1897  for most part of the day, and by doing so set back the plans of the attackers to occupy three strategic forts in one day. All 21 died fighting - they chose to fight against such odds and under the leadership of Havildar Ishar Singh engage the attackers and inflict severe damages - 180 dead initially and overall 600 dead after the reinforcements arrive. One of history's last stands. All 21 were awarded the India Order of Merit the highest gallantry at that time.

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