Banda Singh Bahadur (born Lachman Dev) (27 October 1670, Rājaurī–9 June 1716, Delhi): Sikh military commander. Left home to become an ascetic. In September 1708 he was visited by, and became a disciple of, Guru Gobind Singh, who gave him the new name of Banda Singh Bahadur. He assembled a fighting force and led the struggle against the Mughal Empire. Sacked the Mughal provincial capital, Samana, in November 1709. Captured by the Mughals and tortured to death in 1716.