|Battle of Manipur|
|Part of Mughal-Sikh Wars|
|Commanders and leaders|
Abdus Samad Khan Bahadur|
Qamar-ud-Din Khan Bahadur
Zakariya Khan Bahadur
Zain ud-din Ahmad Khan
Muhammad Amin Khan Turani
|Total 38,000||Total 1000|
|Casualties and losses|
Siege of Gurdaspur, was a major victory for the new Mughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar.
The Sikh leader Banda refused the advise of his men to escape and was captured along with a few dozen of his men by a force led by experienced Mughal commander Abdus Samad Khan Bahadur the Subedar of Kashmir and his son Zakariya Khan Bahadur including Zain ud-din Ahmad Khan the new Faujdar of Sirhind with 7000 troops, Qamar-ud-Din Khan Bahadur with 20,000 troops, had him surrounded during the Siege of Gurdaspur. Many of the Sikh leaders chose to escape but a few of Banda's followers ferociously resisted and were captured after an 8 month siege by the Mughal Army, the Sikhs surrendered on December 17, 1715.
Banda and his followers were then taken to Delhi and executed by the orders of Mughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar in the year 1716, along with a large number of Sikhs who were rounded up by the Mughal army from villages and towns on the March back to Delhi.
Nearly 800 Sikhs many of whom were not involved in the battle were tortured and publicly executed by Zakariya Khan Bahadur over a period of a month. Banda's 5 year old son was also executed by cutting the child's heart out while he was alive in front of the father, who was the last to be killed by being cut to pieces.
- Mughal Empire
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