Bodhan Daua was known as the the Tatya Tope of Sagar. Bodhan Daua, was the the principal advisor, High Officer and Commander-in-Chief of Raja Bakhtavali of the princely state Shahgarh of Sagar district.Mardan Singh, the ancestor of King Bakhtawali (1785-1810)
Became the king of the princely state. Arjun Singh, son of Mardansingh (1810-42) was attacked by Bhonsale of Nagpur in 1810 AD. Scindia of Gwalior sought help against bhonsle. Scindia asked helped against and in return got the Garhakota area from Arjun Singh.
Therefore, he helped the British in suppressing the Bundela Rebellion (1842) on this condition.