||Achkan (jacket) and a lock of hair of Tatya Tope - black with golden zari work and red border. Made of
Worn by Ramachandra Pandurang Tope (1814 - 18 April 1859),
popularly known as Tatya Tope, who was a leader of the Revolt of
1857, widely regarded as the First War of Indian Independence.
He was Nana Sahib's close associate and - though without formal
military training - was probably the best and most effective of
the rebels' generals. He played a key part in the siege of
Gwalior and the Kanpur massacre. Even after the Revolt was 1857
was put down by the British, Tatya Tope continued resistance as
a guerrilla fighter in the jungles. Eventually he was betrayed
into the hands of the British by a trusted friend, and executed
by the British in April 1859.