COLLECTION OF PORTRAITS OF MUGHAL EMPERORS MADE BY COLONEL GENTIL (H.M. ABU'L BARAKAT SULTAN SHAMS UD-DIN MUHAMMAD RAFI' UD-DARAJAT PADSHAH GHAZI, SHAHANSHAH-I-BAHR-U-BAR, EMPEROR OF HINDUSTAN) THIS WORK WAS DONE
December 31, 1773
Mirza Firuz Shah
Shah Alam II 1759–1806
Role of the Syed Brothers
As Rafi ud-Darajat owed his throne to the Syed Brothers they took full advantage of this. They wanted him to be a puppet ruler and so took steps to curtail his power. The previous emperor Furrukhsiyar was deposed by the Syed Brothers as he had tried to maintain his independence.
Rival claim to throne
The reign of Rafi ud-Darajat was one of turbulence. On 18 May 1719, less than three months after his own accession, Rafi ud-Darajat's uncle, Nekusiyar, assumed the throne at the Agra Fort as he thought he was more eligible for the post.
The Syed Brothers were extremely determined to defend the emperor they had raised to the throne and punish the offender. They swiftly succeeded. Only three months after Nekusiyar's enthronement, the fort surrendered and Nekusiyar was captured. He was respectfully received by the Amir ul-Umara and confined at Salimgarh where he died in 1723.
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This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???