After setting fire to the bungalows of English officials the meerut sepoys marched towards Delhi.the local soldiers joined them. the mughal emperor, bahadur shah zafar, became rallying point of all those who were really to end British rule in India. even an unrest prevailed In religious circles to overthrow the British from India. the soldier from adjoining areas also joined this rising.
consequently this changed into revolutionary war. but lord sir john Nicholson became successful in suppressing this rising with the help of sikh rulers of Punjab in sep 1857 and recaptured Delhi. in this war bahadur shah zafar was imprisoned and sent to Rangoon jail were he died in 1862 .a number of Indian were murdered under the rule of general Neil. the sons of bahadur shah zafar were also killed before his eyes.