The surrender of Diwan Mulraj Chopra, leader of the Sikh rebellion against the British, at the Siege of Multan on January 22, 1849. Photo: Handout The surrender of Diwan Mulraj Chopra, leader of the Sikh rebellion against the British, at the Siege of Multan on January 22, 1849. Photo: Handout
The surrender of Diwan Mulraj Chopra, leader of the Sikh rebellion against the British, at the Siege of Multan on January 22, 1849. Photo: Handout

Point of no return: the British Raj took his ancestor’s sword, now he wants it back

  • In the closing days of the Second Anglo-Sikh War, Diwan Mulraj Chopra gave a British general his ‘talwar’ as a symbol of surrender after the fall of Multan
  • 171 years later, his great-great-great-grandson has tracked down the weapon to a British Army regiment, but the soldiers are unwilling to return it

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The surrender of Diwan Mulraj Chopra, leader of the Sikh rebellion against the British, at the Siege of Multan on January 22, 1849. Photo: Handout The surrender of Diwan Mulraj Chopra, leader of the Sikh rebellion against the British, at the Siege of Multan on January 22, 1849. Photo: Handout
The surrender of Diwan Mulraj Chopra, leader of the Sikh rebellion against the British, at the Siege of Multan on January 22, 1849. Photo: Handout
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