Gorgin Khan (also known as Griogor Harutyunyan) was the commander of the Bengal army and is national hero of India.
For participation in the significant liberation struggle of the Indian people against Britain Armenians received great respect from their Hindu allies.
In the days of victory over the enemy in the cities and villages of India along with Indian banners flags with a cross in honor of Armenians were raised.
The tradition continues until today, as along with the Indian military flags on the Independence Day of India an “Armenian military banner” rises.
The traditional “phobia” of British politicians towards Armenians, which does not weaken to this day, becomes understandable because it was in some measure Armenians’ help that did not allow British trading companies to plunder the resources of East India.
Gorgin Khan is the only Christian who was honored to be buried in the Sikh military rite. There is a square in Delhi named after Gorgin Khan. It also has a second name of “Square of courage”.