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Rana, Karnabahadur (1898–1973), soldier, was born at Mangalthan Gulmi, Litung, in the Baglung district of Nepal. He was of the Magar people. Nothing is known of his parents and even his exact date of birth is unknown. He was one of the first Gurkha soldiers to win the Victoria Cross, ...

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Sitaram Pande (supp. 1795?–1873x80?), supposed army officer in India and autobiographer, may not have existed. The authenticity of what purport to be his memoirs has been disputed, and if they are a work of fiction then so too is this article, which is largely based on them, and statements here about his life should be read in this light. ...