Bahadur Shah II facts for kids
Bahadur Shah was the son of Akbar Shah II. He fought the revolt of 1857 (first independence war of India) with many freedom fighters or leaders such as Rani Lakshmi bai , Tatya Tope and Mangal Pandey, etc against the East India Company and British army.
Bahadur Shah became the Mughal Emperor after his father's death on 28 September 1837. Bahadur Shah ruled over a Mughal Empire that barely extended beyond Delhi's Red Fort. The East India Company ruled India. The company allowed him a pension. He had no real power in India.
He fought with a small army and ultimately lost the revolt. The Red fort was captured and Bahadur Shah was forced to flee to Humayun's tomb. On 20th of September, he was found and captured.
Bahadur Shah Zafar was known as an Urdu poet, who used the pen-name Zafar. His work was compiled as the Kuliyaat-e-Zafar (Urdu: Collected Works of Zafar Notes and references)
Akbar Shah II
1837 – 1858
Victoria of the United Kingdom
as Empress of India
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Capture of the emperor and his sons by William Hodson at Humayun's tomb on 20 September 1857
A daring seizure of King of Delhi by by Capt Henry M Hodson of Hodson's Horse.jpg
A daring seizure of King of Delhi by Capt Henry M Hodson of Hodson's Horse
A panorama showing the imperial procession to celebrate the feast of the Eid ul-Fitr, with the emperor on the elephant to the left and his sons to the right (24 October 1843)
One of the many Alam (flags) of the Mughal Empire.
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