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Battle of Chappar Chiri
Part of Mughal-Sikh Wars
Date12th May, 1710[1]
Locationa village named Chhapar Chiri outside Sirhind[2]
  • Decisive Sikh Victory.[3][4]
  • Establishment of Sikh rule from Lahore to the outer of Delhi.[5]
Nishan Sahib.svg Khalsa Mughal Empire
Commanders and leaders
Wazir Khan (Sirhind)
Casualties and losses
  • Wazir Khan (Sirhind) was killed by Bhai Fateh Singh.
  • Khan's Hindu Diwan Suchananda was killed.
  • Huge number of Mughal soldiers were killed.
  • Mughal treasuries were looted.

The Battle of Chappar Chiri was fought between Mughal Empire and the Sikhs in May,1710.

The Battle[]

The Mughal and Sikh forces met outside Sirhind in a village named Chappar Chiri. The Mughals were armed with artillery, well equipped cavalry and large infantry whereas the Sikhs had cavalry and infantry but no artillery. In the battle,Sikhs gave a crushing blow to the mughal empire.Wazir Khan (Sirhind) was killed in the battle and Sikhs established their first Raj in Punjab.[6][7]

Popular Culture[]

  • A Bollywood animated film Chaar Sahibzaade: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur which was released on 11th November, 2016 depicts the battle of Chappar Chiri.[8][9][10]
  • Fateh burj is the highest victory tower constructed in remembrance of this battle.[11][12]


  1. Fenech, E. Louis; Mcleod, H. W.. Historical Dictionary of Sikhism. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 80. ISBN 978-1-4422-3601-1. 
  2. Sagoo, Harbans (2001). Banda Singh Bahadur and Sikh Sovereignty. Deep & Deep Publications. 
  3. Jacques, Tony. Dictionary of Battles and Sieges. Greenwood Press. p. 948. ISBN 978-0-313-33536-5. 
  4. Jacques, p. 948
  5. John Clark Marshman (1863). "Nadir Shah". The History of India. Serampore Press. p. 185. 
  6. P Dhavan (2011). When Sparrows Became Hawks: The Making of the Sikh Warrior Tradition, 1699-1799. Oxford University Press. p. 53. ISBN 978-0-19-975655-1. 
  7. Mehta, J. L. (2005). Advanced study in the history of modern India 1707–1813. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p. 251. ISBN 978-1-932705-54-6. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  8. "Featured Movie News | Featured Bollywood News". Bollywood Hungama. 2017-02-10. Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  9. "Poster launch:Chaar Sahibzaade 2 – Rise of Banda Bahadur". 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  10. "Chaar Sahibzade - Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur". 2016-01-02. Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  11. "Badal inaugurates tallest victory tower". 30 November 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  12. Bajwa, Harpreet (1 December 2011). "Fateh Burj, India’s tallest victory tower, thrown open". Retrieved 18 November 2012. 

See also[]

  • Fateh Burj, monument built in commemoration of this battle

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