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Kalyanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Kalyanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Kalyanpur, 208017, India

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Description Kalyanpur or Kalianpur is a small town and railway station in Uttar Pradesh, India. Located about 15 km from Kanpur on the Grand Trunk Road towards Delhi, it is effectively a suburb of Kanpur. This town's post office is spelled Kalyanpur,but the station is named Kalianpur, while British records often use the variant spelling "Kullianpur". Kalyanpur is also the name of a different village in East UP.HistoryDuring the Indian rebellion of 1857, Nana Sahib met rebel company soldiers at Kalyanpur. Soldiers were on their way to Delhi to meet Bahadur Shah II. After a one-day march, they camped at Kalyanpur on 7 June, where they met Nana Sahib and Azimullah, who convinced them to turn back and free Kanpur from the control of British India.Once it was home to many of the rebellion's most prominent characters, including the Rani of Jhansi, Rani Lakshmibai. During the War of Indian Independence of 1857, the Mutineering Sepoys marched to Delhi to join the emperor.There were a few hours of stillness before the storm; the faithful sepoys were now employed in collecting and carting muskets, ammunition, etc., which had been left about in the native lines. The English officers drew a long breath of relief: the mutineers had doubtless gone off to Delhi. At present they had only gone as far as the treasury, when the Nana met them with an escort and many elephants, swore fidelity to the national cause, and distributed much of the silver among the four regiments. Then the sepoys broke open the gaol and let out a motley host of God-forsaken rascals, who set to work at once and burned and sacked every European house, making a bonfire of all the records in the court-house, civil and criminal alike. The mutineers had travelled on the Delhi road as far as Kullianpur when they were overtaken by the Nana, his two brothers, Bala and Baba Bhut, and Azimoolah.