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Mirza Fath ul Mulk Bahadur

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Predecessor  Mirza Dara Bakht
House  Timurid dynasty
Mother  Rahim Buksh bai begum
Children  Daagh Delvi
Name  Mirza Bahadur
Grandparents  Akbar II, Lal Bai
Parents  Bahadur Shah II

Mirza Fath-ul-Mulk Bahadur
Spouse  Raffat Sultan Begum, Wazir Khanum
Issue  Mirza Abu Bakht, Mirza Fakhrunda Jamal, Daagh Delvi (stepson)
Father  Emperor Bahadur Shah II
Died  1856, The Red Fort, New Delhi
Similar People  Bahadur Shah II, Mirza Shah Abbas, Akbar II, Zinat Mahal

Shahzada Mirza Fath-ul-Mulk Bahadur also known as Mirza Fakhru (c. 1816 or 1818 – 10 July 1856) was the last Crown Prince of the Mughal Empire. He married twice. His wives were Raffat Sultan Begum and Wazir Khanum. He had two sons and one stepson. His legitimate sons were Mirza Abu Bakht and Mirza Fakhrunda Jamal. His stepson was Daagh Dehlvi through his wife Wazir Khanum.

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Biography

A senior Prince of the Imperial Family of India, he was the son of Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Emperor of India, through his wife Rahim Bukhsh Bai Begum. He was made the Crown Prince in 1853.

Family

He was an older brother of Prince Mirza Mughal and the younger brother of former Crown Prince Mirza Dara Bakht. He died of Cholera in 1856.

In 1857, the First Indian War of Independence sparked an empire wide struggle; in 1858, the Mughal Era officially came to an end, signifying the end of a 332-year rule. In 1877, the title Emperor of India was taken by the British Royal Family starting with Queen Victoria.

He also married Wazir Khanum, a beautiful lady of the time and through her had a stepson, the noted poet, Daagh Dehlvi.

He had a son Shahzada Farkhunda married to Abida Begum, granddaughter of her uncle Mirza Dara Bakht who died in 1963 at Delhi. He joined the British service.

References

Mirza Fath-ul-Mulk Bahadur Wikipedia


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