Second Battle of Panipat (1556)

The Second Battle of Panipat was fought on 5 November 1556, between the Hindu emperor of north India, Hemu, and the forces of the Mughal emperor Akbar.

Important Facts about Second Battle of Panipat (1556) :

  • This war is fought at Panipat, in present-day Haryana, not far from the site of the First Battle of Panipat of 1526.
  • Hemu had conquered the states of Delhi and Agra a few weeks earlier by defeating the Mughals led by Tardi Beg Khan at the Battle of Delhi and proclaimed himself Raja Vikramaditya at a coronation in Purana Quila in Delhi.
  • Akbar and his guardian Bairam Khan marched to Panipat to reclaim the lost territories.
  • Hemu and his forces held the numerical superiority. However, Hemu was wounded by an arrow in the middle of the battle and fell unconscious. Seeing their leader going down, his army panicked and dispersed. Unconscious and almost dead, Hemu was captured and subsequently beheaded by Bairam Khan.
  • It was a decisive victory for Akbar’s generals Khan Zaman I and Bairam Khan.
The Second Battle of Panipat was fought between the forces of Hemu and the army of Akbar, on November 5, 1556.
The Second Battle of Panipat was fought on November 5, 1556.

Q : When was Second Battle of Panipat fought ?

Ans : November 5, 1556.

Q : Where was Second Battle of Panipat fought ?

Ans : Panipat, in present-day Haryana.

Q : this Battle was fought between ?

Ans : Samrat Hem Chandra Vikramaditya, popularly called Hemu and the army of Akbar.

Q : Who did win this great Battle ?

Ans : This Battle was won by Akber’s Army.

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