Nana Sahib (b. 1821), or Dundhu Panth, was adopted by the ex-Peishwa of Mahratta. He was born in the Deccan, his father being a Brahmin. At the death of the Peishwa, in 1851, Nana expected the former's pension to be continued. Disappointed in this matter, he intrigued against the British and, at the outbreak of the Mutiny, was proclaimed Peishwa, and made himself infamous by the massacre of Cawnpore. After the quelling of the Mutiny he escaped to Nepal, where he is reported to have died.