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Mirza Jawan Bakht (Mughal prince)

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Wife  Nawab shah zamani
Name  Mirza Bakht
Mother  Zinat Mahal
Dynasty  Timurid
Issue  Jamshed Bakht

Mirza Jawan Bakht (Mughal prince)
Died  18th September 1884 Rangoon, Burma
Father  Emperor Bahadur Shah II

Mirza Jawan Bakht (1841 – 18 September 1884) was the son of Emperor Bahadur Shah II and Zinat Mahal. He was the fifteenth son of his father and the only son of his mother. His mother nursed the ambition of placing on the Mughal throne. Unfortunately, the grand Dynasty ended tragically. Jawan Bakht's first child born to him was a son who was born in 1859. He was named Jamshid Bakht. Jamshid had two sons named Sikandar Bakht and Mohammed Bedar Bakht who died in 1980.

Biography

His mother, Zinat Mahal, saved him all through 1857 rebellion and kept him in safe custody. She began promoting her son, Mirza Jawan Bakht, as heir to the throne over the Emperor's remaining eldest son Mirza Fath-ul-Mulk Bahadur. But due to the primogeniture policy of the British, this was not accepted. He led a spoilt life and was selfish.

He got married on 2 April 1852 in a grand marriage in Delhi to Nawab Shah Zamani Begum, his mother's niece. His mother planned his lavish 10-day wedding to elevate his stature for the throne.

After the Mughal emperor's death in Rangoon, he was buried there and Prince Jawan Bakht and his teacher Hafiz Mohammed Ibrahim Dehlavi arranged the funeral prayers and his burial. His son's name was Mirza shah bahadur Zafar Ali Mohamed Malthum Al Zakir Rashid bin khan.

References

Mirza Jawan Bakht (Mughal prince) Wikipedia


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