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H.M. Abu l-Muzaffar Siraj ud-din Muhammad Bahadur Shah II Padshah Ghazi, Emperor of Delhi (Bahadur Shah II), with Two Sons, H.R.H Mirza Muhamed Sultan Fateh-ul-Mulk Shah Bahadur, the Heir Apparent (Shahzada Ghulam Fakhr ud-din, Mirza Fakhru Sahib) at His Right and Shahzada Mirza Muhammad Sultan Farkhunda Shah Bahadur (Mirza Bulaqi Sahib)

May 31, 1838
Mirza Firuz Shah
Bahadur Shah II 1837–1857




The Portrait of Abu Zafar Siraj-ud-din Muhammad Shah (Bahadur Shah Zafar II) by Ghulam Ali Khan, probably painted soon after Zafar's accession to the throne in 1837. Shahzada Mirza Buland Bakht Bahadur. b. before 1780 (s/o Chunchul Bai). m. (first) Kabir un-nisa Begum Sahiba. m. (second) Bismillah Begum Sahiba (b. 1808). m. (third) Mumtaz un-nisa Begum Sahiba [Chuti Begum] (b. 1814). m. (fourth) Moti Begum (b. 1818). m. (a) Sohag un-nisa (b. 1802). m. (b) Wazir un-nisa (b. 1812). m. (c) Kumazi un-nisa Khanum. m. (d) Itimad un-nisa (b. 1798). He d. before 1848, having had issue, seven sons and two daughters. Person on the right is the private attendant of (Bahadur Shah Zafar) Nawab Sidi Qauban of Janjira and took part in 1857 uprising. Descendants: 1676 - 1703 Khan-i-Amarat Nishan Nawab Sidi Kasim Yakut Khan II, Wazir of Janjira and Dandarajpuri. Appointed an Imperial mansab of 300 zat and 100 sowar 1670. Appointed as Wazir of Janjira and Admiral of the Mogul fleet, 1676. Captured Dandarajpuri together with his brother Sidi Khairayat by scaling the walls of the fort on the landed side, while the Maratha troops were celebrating Holi within, 1677. Granted the personal titles of Yakut Khan and Nawab in reward for his services by Emperor Aurangzeb. Succeeded Khairayat Khan in the government of Dandarrajpuri, before 11th August 1695. He enlarged his territories considerably and by the time of his death, controlled twenty-two forts and bastions. He was also responsible for reconstructing the fort of Janjira in 1701), into the edifice that stands today (completed 1728). He d. at Janjira Fort, before 17th May 1703 (bur. Khokri, Dandarajpuri).


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Very good information.


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