BAHADUR SHAH II, THE EX-KING OF DELHI, MAY 1858.
June 30, 1858
Akbar Shah II 1806–1837
Bahadur Shah II, the ex-King of Delhi, May 1858.
By Robert Tytler and Charles Shepard
This rare portrait of Bahadur Shah, Emperor of Delhi from 1837-57, shows him in captivity in Delhi awaiting trial by the British for his support of the Uprising of 1857-58. It was, apparently, common practice for Europeans to visit the ex-king in captivity. One of these, William Hodson's wife, describes seeing him as he is portrayed in this photograph, reclining on a bamboo charpoy and smoking a hookah. Although there was considerable agitation for his execution, a promise had been made on his surrender that his life would be spared, and he was shortly afterwards sentenced to permanent exile.
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Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.
This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???
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