The Nana Sahib leaving Lucknow for Cawnpore in 1857. Nana Sahib, 1824 â. “ disappeared 1857, born as Dhondu Pant. Indian Maratha aristocrat and fighter, leader of the rebellion in Cawnpore (Kanpur) during the 1857 uprising. From Hutchinson's History of the Nations, published 1915.