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Death anniversary of Bahadur Shah Zafar being observed today

Latest Update: November 7, 2016 | 114 Views
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Death anniversary of last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar is being observed on Monday.

Mirza Abu Zafar Sirajuddin Muhammad Bahadur Shah Zafar was born on October 24rth October 1775 in Delhi.

He was the second son of King Akbar-II and became his successor.

Following his involvement in the Independence War of 1857, the British exiled him to Rangoon in British-controlled Burma, after convicting him on conspiracy charges in a kangaroo court.

Bahadur Shah Zafar was also noted Urdu poet, having written a number of Urdu ghazals.

He was also regarded as a Sufi Pir and used to accept murids or pupils.

Bahadur Shah Zafar died on 7th November 1862 and was buried in Rangoon.