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Last Mughal emperor’s descendants to be traced

Wednesday 8 April 2009

Source: Telegraph.

A trust has been launched to bring back the remains of India’s last Mughal emperor and to trace his descendants, many of whom are believed to be living in poverty.

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Bahadur Shah Zafar
In 1858, just after his show trial in Delhi and before his departure for exile in Rangoon. This is possibly the only photograph ever taken of a Mughal emperor.

Calls for Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar’s body to be returned to India and to be buried along with those of his royal ancestors have steadily grown since 2007’s 150th anniversary of the Indian mutiny — when sepoys (“soldier”, سپاهی) in British army regiments massacred their officers.

The rebellion was eventually put down with great brutality in a series of bloody battles and Bahadur Shah Zafar was sent into exile in Rangoon, Burma, where he died.

Although he has been described as the “Last Mughal”, there have been numerous claims from alleged descendants that Zafar’s lineage continues to this day. Now a powerful trust, including influential Muslim academics, businessmen and one of India’s leading Urdu poets have joined forces to establish how many Mughals remain, and seek the return of the last emperor.

Professor Aslam Pervez, an historian of Zafar’s reign and a founding member of the Mughal Trust, last night told The Daily Telegraph its main aim was not simply to reunite the remaining Mughal royals, but to bring back the last Mughal to Delhi.

«There is a move that we should bring back his last remains from Rangoon and make a grave for him here in Delhi, at Mehrauli, where his father and grandfather are buried.»

Many are believed to have fled to Calcutta, where 70 descendants have been traced by the trust, and Aurangabad where a further 200 are believed to live. Others are believed to be living in Pakistan and Burma.

Some of them are living in considerable poverty. One woman, Sultana Begum, who claims to be the widow of Mirza Mohammed Bedad Baqht, Zafar’s great-grandson, offers a 400 Rupee ($8) a month state pension as evidence.

She had run a street tea stand until her husband’s death, and now occasionally makes stone bangles for 25 Rupees a day (¢ 50). It’s a far cry from the riches of an empire which once stretched from Afghanistan to what is today Bangladesh.

The trust’s founder, Mohammed Shahid Khan, has raised $600,000 to trace Zafar’s descendants and complete the modern Mughal family tree. When it’s completed, the trust will lobby the government to “rehabilitate” them.

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  • Written word restores glory to lives lost in oblivion Stiching words together to restore glory to the lives lost in oblivion may not be an easy task. But eminent journalist Shivnath Jha and wife Neena have successfully launched the ’Andolan Ek Pustak Se’ movement in 2007 to help those who did the country proud in the past. ’’We wanted to publish a book each year to honour and help those who brought laurels to the country,’’ said Shivnath Jha while addressing a press conference here yesterday. ’’Our sole aim is to rehabilitate Sultana Begum, the great grand daughter-in law of last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar and her family. The proceeds from the sale of ’Prime Ministers of India: Bharat Bhagya Vidhata,’ a coffee table book will go to rehabilitate Sultana Begum, who currently ekes out a living by selling tea in neigbouring Howrah district,’’ Mr Jha said. ’’I am really proud that Mr Jha has successfully launched a movement to identify, rescue and rehabilitate such great souls from the sale proceeds of a book,’’ said Mr Vijay J Darda who owns Lokmat Group of Newspapers and is also a member of the Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra, while handing over a draft of Rs 200,000 to Sultana Begum, for the marriage of her daughter. The book provides a veritable mine of information on the achievements of the the leaders starting from Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Earlier, Mr Jha used the proceeds from the book on Bismillah Khan to rehabilitate Vinayak Rao Tope, the great grandson of the Tantiya Tope, a revered leader of the 1857 Sepoy mutiny. (UNI)

    Impoverished Mughal royal descendant gets a helping hand

    Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) The great granddaughter-in-law of the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar Sultana Begum, who now lives in a slum in West Bengal, is a little relieved. She now has the funds to perform get her daughter married, thanks to two journalists. ’Andolan Ek Pustak Se’ - a movement kicked off by Delhi-based scribe Shivnath Jha and his wife Neena - was aimed at helping the erstwhile royal whose daughter Madhu will get married in June this year. ’We’ve arranged to give her (Sultana Begum) a draft of Rs.200,000 for performing the marriage of her daughter,’ Jha told IANS. Begum said: ’I am very happy today to get this fund. It will help me to live my life properly as I don’t have any decent source of income.’ She lives in a 66-sq ft dingy room at a Howrah slum and runs a roadside tea stall there, about 14 km from here. ’Despite serious penury, I was never reduced to being a beggar. I always held my head high in tough financial situations and lived with dignity,’ she said, thanking the Bismillah: The Beginning Foundation run by the Jhas. Sultana’s husband, late Mirza Mohd Bedar Bukht, was a direct descendant of Bahadur Shah Zafar and crown queen Zeenat Mehal. Jha told reporters here Saturday: ’I decided to write a book, ’Prime Ministers of India: Bharat Bhagya Vidhata’, and decided to rehabilitate the family of Sultana Begam from the proceeds of the book.’ The 534-page hard bound and illustrated book, scheduled to be released after the general elections, will contain details of India’s prime ministers, from Jawaharlal Nehru to Manmohan Singh. It is the fourth book in the ’Andolan Ek Pustak Se’ movement, which was launched by the duo in 2007 and aims to publish one book a year to honour and help those who have made India proud.

    View online : Sultana Begum

    • Shivnath Jha & Neena Jha are doing indeed a great job for the upliftment of Sultana Begum. Many came and gone, but M/s Jhas are first to do some thing in true sense for her. Readers may contact Sultana Begum on her phone 098319-32545.
      - Parbant Singh Maihari, Journalist 103/12/C, Foreshore Road, Shibpur, Howrah-711 102 Pocket Phone : 098315-81924

    • I wish to add that the Indian government must atleast be the one to help the descendants of the Mughal empire as it really make a lot of money when tourists come to view the TAJ MAHAL and othe artistic building which were made in the Mughals Era

    • I do not agree, we as mughals do not intend to look for financial help or any other assistance in any form, we are just as same as the other people who are not mughals. Furthermore we will find our own way to success no matter how hard it may be. We do not seek anything for granted.

    • Fools ! Once history bypasses you, you are gone. Moghuls were bloodthirsty rulers who oppressed the people to live in opulent luxury. Their time was there, they squandered it, now their descendants can’t ask for it back ! If the socialist gov of India rehabilitates all the royal families of history, it will be bankrupt ! Lets not forget, it was the Congress under Indira who took away the privy purses of over 500 royals who gave up their lands to create India. Will the Jha and co cry tears of sympathy for them too or is it reserved for the (muslim) moghals only ?

    • yes. even i was also thinking of that because in andhra pradesh mughals were not eligible for reservation[4%] and many mughals are very poor....so ,i think thats a very good idea........;]

    • Good Morning, i am Anwar from Delhi and keenly interested to meet the descendants of the Royal Mughal Family, i f any body can avail me the address, contact nos., or any other way to reach them - I will be highly THANKFUL to the concern person. My mail ID is : ma777@in.com contact no : +91 999 0398 777

    • * Amongst the many false claiments to Mughal descent is a woman named Sultana Begum of Calcutta. In her correspondence with Sonia Gandhi the lady asserts that her late husband, a supposed second son of Jamshid Bakht:"Bedar Bukht was the descendant of Bahadur Shah Zafar and Zeenat Mahal. When the emperor was exiled in Rangoon in 1857, he was kept in confinement along with Zeenat Mahal and only surviving son Jawan Bukht. After the death of the emperor, Jawan Bukht married while still under house arrest. A son, Jamshed Bukht, was born to him. He later married Nadir Jahan, daughter of Piare Mian, a small-time hardware merchant of Lucknow. Their son, born in 1920, is Sultana’s husband Bedar Bukht." It is told that Piare Mian smuggled in Bedar Bukht into India. And, young Bedar grew up in Kolkata with his identity under wraps for fear of incurring the wrath of the British. It was only after Independence that Bedar revealed his identity”. While all that may neatly explain away the actual fact that are no records of this Bedar Bakht in the official papers of pre-independence India or Burma, it does not quite explain away the supposed need for secrecy in the first place. Prince Jamshed, Prince Sikandar and Princess Raunaq Begum were well known in Rangoon cicles. They were in receipt of British government pensions, managed the Mazar of Bahadur Shah Zafar, participated in legal actions in the Burmese courts and municipality and socialised with British officials. None of those who have taken up or given credence to her story seem to have stopped themselves to ask why the need for secrecy over this particular child or why would he have been in any greater danger than his supposed elder brother or other supposed near relatives.

      This lady when married Jamshid Bakht has a son from an earlier marriage..All her daughters are all named to her current husband - A Sikh Sardar who runs this Drama. Please go and see and meet her family in Calcutta or Bomaby all fake......

    • Yes I am Agreed With u people that Sultana Begum is a fake Mughal Princess in Culcutta and there is even no resembling on her face which could lead us to her ancestor Bahadur Shah Zafar. She is running a Tea Stall over there and the story is totally driven by a Sikh as this is a usual practise to misguide and mislead the Muslims in such a wrong direction. Said Sikh took her to their Gurdwara and She raised her head in their Temple and oppologized there on behalf of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir who killed in a rebellion lot of Baghi Sikh Army in his reign. By doing such act which is shameful for the Bahadur Shah Zafar’s Decendents and totally against the Islam She became as a Mushrik. She should be thankful to the present time that Mughals are not further in power otherwise She was an ideal case to execute for Be-Heading. Her act is quite shameful for the Muslims. Moreover people claming Mughals are absolutely wrong and fake they were just Mughal’s Labours as Maisons and Carpenters who took part in the constructions of Mughal Empire by Generations during their era but there is nothing else special for them to claim themselves as Royal Mughal Blood. Yes I am agreed that still there are lot of Mughal’s decendants from Babur to Akbar Shah II (Father of the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar) But decendants of the Last Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar’s remaining as few, Because many of them died before 1857 and most of them were killed in 1857’s War of Independence but few of them known to be survived in Burma Who remained as Matwalian of the Bahadur Shah Zafar’s Mazar in Rangoon and few may be in India and Pakistan. It’s not very difficult to diggout them as Professor Aslam Pervev who raised 40,000. GBP spend that amount honestly by having their blood samples for DNA and get help of British DNA expert Dr. Spenser well to obtain 100% true result for true decendants of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the Previous Mughal Emperors to lead the people and history in true direction. I shall be very grateful to discuss with me in this regard and shall be very thankful if some one could provide me Professor Aslam Pervez Contact as well as informations and Contacts of true Decendants of Bahadur Shah Zafar. Thnkx. Babur M. Malik (333-955 55 24) Islamabad-Pakistan.

    • The MUGHAL EMPIRE WILL RISE AGAIN BECAUSE I HEARD THAT THERE ARE 90 TO 100 MEN BEING RECRUITED IN BANGLADESH BY THIS GUY CALLED HUMAYUN HE HAS HIS AK 47’s AND TANKS BEING IMPORTED FROM TURKEY AND MONGOL.

    • This is so exciting i have always held a very keen interest in the Mughal history, you see I too am a mughal my fathers name is Mirza mohammad Iqbal baig and my mothers name is Hameeda Begum, my father is from Punjab in Pakistan and my mother from Hyderabad

    • Dear friends. I am rajkumar singh from Delhi and I have following knowledge Bahadur sah Zafar’ one of the family tree(based on Net surffing),who residing in Hyderabad.(Others are also in different part of Asia).

      Please must see this web link also

      www.moghalemperors.com

      Now family tree starts-

      Bahadur sah Zafar had 22 sons, including: Mirza Fath-ul-Mulk Bahadur (alias Mirza Fakhru)- made Delhi line Mirza Mughal Mirza Khazr Sultan Jawan Bakht- made howra line Mirza Quaish- made hyderabad line Mirza Shah Abbas


      Delhi line - son: Mirza Fath-ul-Mulk Bahadur (alias Mirza Fakhru); grandson: Mirza Farkhunda Jamal; great-grandchildren: Hamid Shah and Begum Qamar Sultan.

      Howrah line - son: Jawan Bakht, grandson: Jamshid Bakht, great-grandson: Mirza Muhammad Bedar Bakht (married Sultana Begum, who currently runs a tea stall in Howrah).

      Hyderabad line - Bahadur sah Zafar’s

      son: Mirza Quaish,(1st generation) grandson: Mirza Abdullah,(2nd generation) great-(grandson): Mirza Pyare(3rd generation) (married to Habib Begum), great-great-granddaughter: Begum Laila Ummahani (4th generation) (married to Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy).


      PRINCE YAKUB ARIFUDDIN TUCY (5th generation)is the second son of Princess Lalia Umhani born on 15 October 1940.

      PRINCE ARIFUDDIN TUCY got married(in year 1967) with Princess Zartaj Begum and had two sons and one daughter.

      1. Prince Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy(6th generation) 2. Prince Yakub Mujeebuddin Tucy 3. Princess Asma Firdouse.

      PRINCE YAKUB HABEEBUDDIN married with Princess Humaira Fathima on 8th May, 1997 and had three sons and two daughters.

      1. Prince Yakub Shahrukhuddin Tucy- born on 4th February 1998. 2. Prince Yakub Wajeehuddin Tucy born on 7th January 2000. 3. Prince Yakub Jalaluddin Tucy born on 5th February 2004. 4. Princess Hoor-ul-ain Ara (Princess Hoorain Ara) born on 6th November 2006. 5. Princess Noor-Ul-Ain Ara (Princess Noorain) born on 30th April 2008.

    • From clifton karachi pakistan, hello valued readers decendents mughals all over the wold plese give me a hand to save the historical loation of the mughal dynasty which are being destroyed and come to create some efforts and fund and project, to heritage and a world forum in UN to manage its affairs by the mughal decendent and bring out from plight n ruins, akhlaq ahmed mughal decendent

    • Please do not bring Taj Mahal by Mugals into Indian History as this will create more issues rather and solving any. We know very well that Britisher have spoiled and modified history to there advantage due to which we have Babri Majid etc. It is evident to Taj Mahal existing before Shahjahan, the historian who are able to prove this have been shutdown by Indian govt. understanding the gravity of situation. They do not even show complete building as they know that truth will be out in public which will spoil the peace. There have been good and bad emperors during all eras; we have Akbar and Arangjeb, both were moghal but had different approach. If we allocate pension like this to every descedants than we should start doing this for whole country as every one is descedant of some or other era whether it is Yadav’s, Murya’s, Rajput’s or Mugal’s, Maratha’s etc. Only those who convert there relegion and do not trusted their forefathers will be left out.

    • I have heard that few of descendants ran to Malaya as well (now Malaysia).

      Father pass the family history through their sons and grandchildren.

      Few of family members ran to ceylon before fled to Malaya in early 1900.

      In Malaya (now Malaysia) there was also British colonization and they decided to put away the title and throw ’Shah’ from the their name so that the family in bloodline continues live safely.

      They keep repeating their ancestor’s name like Ahmad, Ismail, hussin, hamid, Jamal and sultan for their son’s name.

      It is sad to hear that other family descendants live in poverty out there. I pray may others will have the fighting spirit to fight over the poverty and live happily.

      Regards Shah Muhammad Sultan Malaysia Ibnusultan@gmail.com

    • Yes indeed.

      No matter how hard, we will strive through the hardship on our own way for our own success.

      I believe some of them still inherited the flag of leadership, never give up spirit and fighting spirit (in many aspects of view).

      Regards Shah Muhammad Sultan Malaysia

    • you seem to be a stupid moron.................

    • Are you descendant of Bobur? please e-mail me Muhammadeshov@yahoo.com

    • its not about religion but about history this is where all indians have failed and have lost millions if not bilions of dollars as tourist revenue that could have been earned simply by converting the thousands of palaces in india for not only historical purposes but also for revenues. look at the british and certain european monarchies which still exist not just as ceremonial heads but also they earn immense revenues thru local and foreign tourists in there countries.so why not the moghals.if you think moghals were blod thirsty but then that was the same with chandra gupta maurya and others and the worst were the british who not only plunderd india and raped indians but also divided india;wheras moghals ruled and loved india and lived in india made it part of their lives and most moghals did not differentiate amongst cast and religion with some stupid exceptions.look at the most recent ruler of erstwhile state of hyderabad deccan who ruled over a hindu majority population and yet was popular amongst hindu,christian,jews and moslems.he even had hindu ministers and advisors.yet his palaces king koti is not available to public because it widely believed that he was against joining india ;how can a ruler of a dysnasty could just give up his territory and become a commen man after 250 years of rule of hyderabad deccan is somethig our politicians should have thought before they blamed and attacked hyderbad and looted his precious gems and gold jewellery that was later distribute amongst the delhi politicians in 1948-49 is no story but truth about our corrupt politicians. taj mahal is a good example but there are numerous palaces and historical structures which need to preserved both belonging to moslem ruler and hindu rulers. there is a need to restore historical monuments and and if possible recognise the surving lineage of the moghals after all they fought against the british cruelty and fought to preserve the united india under moghal empire and without them we would not have such a beautifil mix of such varied religons and cultures jai hind mohammed and vikram

    • Salaam, my grandfathers name was Akbar mirza baig, I believe was directly related to mughal royalty, they fled from delhi im told, thru traditions family stories, He was a prominent lawyer,he lived in comfort but not luxurious surroundings in rawalpindi, he has a son, who is my father.

    • My name is Sohaib Salahuddin Irfan Mughal I am 22 and have lived in London all my life, my family are decendants of Bahdur Shah Zafar but have lived secrecy for many years. Our story begins with two sons of the emperor escaping from the british. We had been chased out from place to place to a place called Punch in Kashmir and both princes separated on the Kashmir Highway our great Grandfather went one way and his brother the other. We were still in hiding until the British left India then my Grandfather embraced his heritage again and unveiled the relics of the Royal Mughal Family such as the seals of the royal court along with the Mughal family crest which still lives in our family today but has been wiped out of the history books also very old photographs of of our family.

    • Dear Mr. sultan,

      My name is Golam Mowla leaving in Maryland, USA and I am from Bangladesh. I was just searching the name Bahadur on the internet and then came across your report about his descendants leaving in Malaysia who are living in poverty. After reading your report, I feel so bad for them. Is there any way I can communicate someone in his descendant’s family in Malaysia since you are there. My Email address is mowlam9906@yahoo.com or mowlam6708@gmail.com.

      Hope to hear something from you soon.

      Best Regards,

      Mowla

    • Dear readers.Namashkar. how strainge it is that a guy with out any solid ancesstral back ground is playing with the history. Yaqoob Arifudduin Tucy was a friend of Mine, We lived in Vidyanager Adikmet for nearly 30 years. he married a girl from the pathan tribe of old city,Her father was a school teacher,Moinuddin tucy paid the amount of her son marraige, as they were the poorest. The family was never known as Royal family of Moghals. And the so called Prince Yaqoob Habibuddin Tucy and his false statement shows that he is not afraid hereafter. I wish the real decendants should be search out for better the reality

    • Gone are the days when bloody muslim invaders beheaded innocent popullations. Europeans are enough to deal with die hard muslim who are spreading killings of innocent in the world.

    • Dear Ms. Sultana Begum,

      I have reasons to believe that my maternal grandmother, Mumtaz Begum, may be a descendant of the Mughals. She has been living in Dhaka, Bangladesh since 1949. Both of my maternal grandparents moved here from Calcutta, India, after the Calcutta Riots in 1946/1947/1948.

    • I am cousin of Prince Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy, my email address is azhar_nizam2001@yahoo.co.uk and/or mohammed.azharuddin.5070@facebook.com

    • nothing build by them they have just name it they have kild somany people during their rul and looted them i dont fill sorry for them

    • i want to know the remaining descendants as a human being , not for granting or receiving anything my gmail dudefaiz@gmail.com waiting a reply

    • i really appreciate your selfconfidence.

      May the ALLAH give lot of possible things to you and the descedents like you.

    • very well said..i stumbled upon this article and read so much....your view point is absolutely correct...though i don’t even know by now if the funds have started or not...

    • I was told that my mother’s side were direct descendants of the Mughals- Emperor Jahangir. Please could you help us find out more?

      My mothers family became Boroloshkor (Barlasker) in Bengal and before that, they were Khans in the Punjab.

      My aunty looks like a Mongol and in my first birthday photo, I look like Genghis Khan ( the Mongol ancestor of the Mughals). All my life, my mother’s brother was told that he looked like a Rajput.

      Please can you help us? I am being treated really badly by the British and I have been physically harmed on lies.

      Please can you help us to trace our ancestry? I got the grades to go to Cambridge at A Level. I was first out of 240 at 16. My cousin came first in the entire country of Bangladesh and many in my maternal line were first out of hundreds. I had a brilliant brain and was good at languages, art, dance, music, creative writing and was told by lots of people ( including the ex-head of a famous British TV company’s script unit- that I was- gifted and talented or even exceptional/excellent ( I was told this by my EFL students as I used to be a teacher of English as a foreign language) but since my estranged father falsely framed my mother and me as a threat because of our Muslim faith, some people connected to Israel have tried to blind and deafen me and my brain function has been damaged.

      I am terrified for my safety. If you could help me to prove my ancestry, I might get help elsewhere as the British authorities have not cared and are covering up the cruelty of a British man who harmed me. The Mughals were hurt by the British in the past and it seems that some things never change.

      PLEASE could you kindly help us?

    • I as a proud Mughal also agree with Aizure that we mughals are not looking out for any hand outs. As we are mughals hence we will find our way to sucess.

    • the plan to bring him ( bones of bahdur shah zafar ) back ....... so we can piss on his and all other mughal bastards remains ........

      all you "mughal lovers" should ask your mother ....... i am sure her ancestors were the sweet "Hindu Rajputnis" that you guys talk about ....... any way you and your mughal ilk ( ancestors) are sons of a million fathers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • hello i am prince y.zia uddin tucy last emperor bahadur shah zafar,s kin and i have all the required documents please contact me on my number 8686433380 9966332775.i have 3 children 2 boys and a girl.name prince shahnoor nishatuddin tucy,prince yakoob minhajuddin tucy hasnath.and maliha shakeel.and grand sons and grand daughters taha tucy,zoha tucy,farhatucy,ahmed tucy,prince yakoob rana uzaam uddin tucy,moghulprincess rashkay qamar rumaisa umaihani.

    • So basically they rule as tyrants(akbar included) kill people ravage India destroy temples leave the country with administration recklessly destroy bloodlines and we are supposed to give them money for TAJ MAHAL which costed 20000 workers their lives.....isnt that fucked up...trying to salvage the remains of a destroyed and weak bloodline -.-. Please put that money instead to help poor people

    • nothing can repay the crimes done to the hindus by your ancestors ....... hope you become bankrupt , turn into a prostitute and die of syphilis . and i will piss on your makeshift grave !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you mughal swines!

    • Kamal - May your comments fall like a hammer on yourself. Truly you have experienced power of a true Mughal. Your fall would be the greatest ever.

    • Akbar - totally agree to your comment. We Mughals WILL find our own success. Well said has only a true Mughal would say.

    • King - give me more info. We Mughals need to help each other.

    • THIS IS A FIRST WARNING TO THE FALSE INFORMATIIONGIVENBY YOU ONTHE WEBSITE ABOUT MYSELF HH BEGUM RAFATMUSHARAFF JEHANS DAUGHTEROF HH PRINCESS BEGUM MUSHARAFF JEHANS EX BEGUN THE LAST RULING ROYALS THENBASED INBHOPAL,MADHYA PRADESH, WHOWASTHEONLYCHILDHH BEGUM SHAJEHANS AND PRINCE SHAJEHANS AND ON THE 16TH JUNE 1901 THEQUEEN/BEGUM SHAJEHANS DIED ONTHE 16TH OF JUNE 1901 HER PALACE OF BHOPALBEING THE TAJ MAHALLEAVINGMYREDROYAL BLOODMOTHERMOTHERLESSBUTVERYVERYWEALTHYAND THENIN THE YER 1937 SHEHERROYALHIGHNESSGRANDDAUGHTER OFTHE REALOWNERSOF THEWONDER OF THEWORLD TAJMAHAL ,JAMA MASJID, REDFORT ARRANGED AMARRIAGE WITHNIZAM OF HYDERABADS FIRST SON,NAZIRUDDINKAZI KHAN BAHADUR SALAR JUNG WHOHADCOMPLETED HIS LEGALSTUDIES INTRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY ANDAT4PUMPCOURT WITHTHELORDPHILLIMORE,SIR RICHARD DAVID MUIR AS BOTHMY PAREANTS ARE IN HISTORY,ANDTHIS WASNAWABANDNIZAM COMBINATION THEREWASALOTOFWEALTH,RICHES INMY FAMILYANDTHEREISSTILLLAND,INN HYDERABAD FORNAZIRUDDINKAZI,ONE 2/3MILLION DOLLAR HOME INBOMBAY RENTEDOUANDPAKISTHANISTHEBASEWHEREMYDEADROYALMOTHERS FAMILY ISBASEDAND INNO OTHERCOUNTRYANDTHEYHAVENEVEREVERLIVEDINCALCUTTA OR MANGALORE,ORLUCKNOW,ORBIHAR,OR UTTERKHAND ORBANGLADESHWHISHISSIMPLYPOVERTYSTRAICKEN ANDWEEMPLOYEDSLAVESANDSERVANTS CALLEDSULATANA,SHAINDA NAZLI,SUMMAYA NAFISA,NAUGHUL,ZEBA ZUHAIR DEBBIE ASMALOBAINANABILA SULTANFAZALBHOY,SALDANACOELHIO,COLLACOS,MANECKHSAW MAJEEDULLAH, KASHMERI,TYABJI,PREMJI, FYZEE,D’SOUZA, ALIYA ALLANAJOHNALLENYASMIN AHMEDKHAN MAJROOH ANDFIRDAUS SULTANPURI WHO REPRESENT BANGLADESHSLUMDOGPOVERTYESPECIALLYSULTANA ALLIREZA,SHARMILLA IRANIS, ARMSTRONG,CARLOTTA D’SILVA , ZOONEY, LUSHMAN SHAHIN ANDJAVEDCHOUDHARY SARAHBRIGHMAND,TAGOREREHMANANDTHESEAREMEMBERSOFTHESLAVETRADECOMMUNITIESTHATLIVEDIN RATNAGIRI, KIHIM,CALCUTTA WESTBANGALANDEVENGOAANDLIVED ANDWORKEDINTHEINDIAN FILMINDUSTRY SLUMDOGS LIFE SOHOWCANYOUTHELONELYPLANET,TIMESANDTHEAUTHORSOFNAMESINDIRA GANDHI HAVELIED ABOUTTHE REALMUGHALSWHOAREALIVEANDAREONYINONECOUNTRY,PAKHISTANANDI HHBEGUM RAFAT JEHANSNAZIRDDINKAZIISHEREITRAVELLING BETWEEN NEPAL,INDIAANDMYONLYOTHER SURVIVING REDROYALBLOODLIVES INCANADABUT WE BOTH WERE BORN INTHEPALACE OFBHOPAL,THE TAJMAHALANDTHEREMAINDEROF THEMUGHALROYAL ONLYSUNIYATSAREBORN ININDIASOLDROYALBIRTHBUTARELIVING INPAKSITHAN AFEWNAMES JAVED AKHTAR,ORMUSHARAFF PERVEZ,ANDHIS ONLY OLDER SISTER TEHZEEB AKHTAR, ANDTHEREAREAFEWOTHERS BUTICANASSURE YOUWE AREMULTIMILLIONNAIRESANDBILLIONNAIRESANDIRAFATNAZIRUDDINKAZIISTHESOLE BENEFICIARY TOMYDEAD ROYALMOTHERSINHERITANCE INPAKSITHAN WHICHALSOINCLUDESROYALTIESFORTAJMAHALOFAGRAANDREDFORT,13 PERCENT YEARLLY TOBESHARED WITH THEGOVTOFPAKISTHANANDYES ININDIA SEVERALMILLIONSINTHENAMESOFNAZIRUDDIKAZI HUGE,NIZAMDEADSINCE1990 ANDMYBELOVEDBILLIONNAIREROYALMOTHER BIYAORMUSHARAFFSINCE 1950ONWARDS,WWEWEREALSOMOTERLESS SINCE1950. WWEARENUMBERONEINPAKISTHANAND EXRULINGNAWABS BEGUMSANDVERY EDUCATAED SUNIMUSLIIMSWHOSTARTEDTHEROYALBUSINESSINTHEEARLYCENTURIESANDBY16THCENTURYWEHADBUILDALLTHEMASJIDS,PALACES WHICHARENOWBRINGINGMONEY TO INDIAANDALITTLE ROYALY OF 13PERCENTISMYROYALDEADMOTHERSFAMILIESSHARESWITHTHEGOVTOFPAKISTHAN WE HATETHEINDIANFILMINDUSTRYWHOISPRETENDING TOBEOURSESPECIALLYCALCUTTAANDBANGLADESHAND UTTERKHANDANDGUJERATHENCETHISSHULDCLAIFYANDKINDLYERASEALLLIESFRMTHEWEBSITEASWEANDTHEREALHISTRIANS WHOLIVE IN UK.USAANDCANADAKNOWWHOHASSTARTEDTHISGAMEOFMISREPRESENTAIONANDFALSITY THE TIMES,ANDSKY ANDLONELYPLANETANDTHEGANDHISANDDRMANMOHANSINGH,

    • I am very curious to know the status of this project!

      Please reply

      Gopi Chari

    • what a true moghul means? treacherous/robber/person who becomes king by killing brothers or by capturing father?/blood thirsty people.

    • * Amongst the many false claiments to Mughal descent is a woman named Sultana Begum of Calcutta. In her correspondence with Sonia Gandhi the lady asserts that her late husband, a supposed second son of Jamshid Bakht:"Bedar Bukht was the descendant of Bahadur Shah Zafar and Zeenat Mahal. When the emperor was exiled in Rangoon in 1857, he was kept in confinement along with Zeenat Mahal and only surviving son Jawan Bukht. After the death of the emperor, Jawan Bukht married while still under house arrest. A son, Jamshed Bukht, was born to him. He later married Nadir Jahan, daughter of Piare Mian, a small-time hardware merchant of Lucknow. Their son, born in 1920, is Sultana’s husband Bedar Bukht." It is told that Piare Mian smuggled in Bedar Bukht into India. And, young Bedar grew up in Kolkata with his identity under wraps for fear of incurring the wrath of the British. It was only after Independence that Bedar revealed his identity”. While all that may neatly explain away the actual fact that are no records of this Bedar Bakht in the official papers of pre-independence India or Burma, it does not quite explain away the supposed need for secrecy in the first place. Prince Jamshed, Prince Sikandar and Princess Raunaq Begum were well known in Rangoon cicles. They were in receipt of British government pensions, managed the Mazar of Bahadur Shah Zafar, participated in legal actions in the Burmese courts and municipality and socialised with British officials. None of those who have taken up or given credence to her story seem to have stopped themselves to ask why the need for secrecy over this particular child or why would he have been in any greater danger than his supposed elder brother or other supposed near relatives.

    • I am a hindu and i believe not just property and fame; luck too get inherited from generation to generation. What your ancestors did to our ancestors; you had been paid back by time and tide.

      Let’s examine why you are such poor and living in slum?

      After independence; we(all non-muslims) were busy with developing ourselves with knowledge and hard-work. Where are you guys were busy is human production, all evil works and see where are you guys now.

      Don’t worry; we will do nothing for you as we already paid taxes to your ancestors; it’s your fate that had been returned to you.

      Good luck!!

  • Mirza Nawab Baig Has passed away and I am his grandson, Mirza Fida Hussain. We have direct links with Babar, the conquer. I have proof of this, in the form of a family tree, stamped by my grandfather’s elders, Munshi Baig and others.

    • - Where does u reside these days & do u have the entire history including what all happened after 1857...

    • yes andm i am barlas muneer ahmed also mughaul we alsi have direct link to the mughauls through family tree we have a book of all our decendants

    • i m also a mugal living in pakistan i want to be intouch with all the ppl remaining from mughal royal family, if i could help them, i m not from the royal family but our forefathers came with shenshah babur in his army. pl;z contact me , i really want to talk to the royal decendants and i want to help them any way.my e mail is . bugatti771@hotmail.com Mirza kamil hafeez cell-0092-321-4581111

    • can you send me detail and proof ,what you write there thanks Rana

    • Hi I m very interested in Mughal family history plz can u send me ur family history tree. I w’ll be very thankful to u

    • I also want to know the decendents (thoug h its not their fault)whose forefathers were murderers of innocent humanity, the indians at that time. Still I wish God may bless the decendents. I read above one comment that it is insult for muslims to applozize from the sikhs, but I think they should apolozize from all indians (including bangladesh and pakistan being part of old india) because they killed lot of innocent people even muslims. What is the difference between british am moguls. Both were outsiders who came to India. I want allthese three countries should unite again live in peace and hormony and respect all religions because all are human beings, instead of forceful conversion. god is one, you call it allah,God, Ram or waheguru.

    • Great mughals were great and latter mughals and Aurnagzeb have done nothing other then ruining and spoiling our country and her rich culture. Your latter ancestors are responsible for letting our country int he hands of britishers as they all were busy enjoying and screwing in thier harems. Now as far as U r concerned.... gone are the days of Mughals.... now it is not aristrocarcy but it is meritocracy....... come in merits and rule the show........ change your old habits of spoon feeding on the exploits of babur and akbar.........

    • dear sir

      I am a great fan of the moghal empire and believe immaterial of caste creed or religion it is a large part of a united country that has gone forever. Could you kindly scan and send me a copy of the family tree as it would be very enlightening to see such great an history.

      I have managed to trace back 17 generations and am an avid student of the subject.

      Kind regards

      Randhir

    • Dear Mr. Nawab Beg Hope u r doing great. well its good to know that u r descandant of hazrat babur badshah. Well we are related to the Mughal Emperors through blood as we are descendants of amir timur Beg who was also the ancestor of Hazrat babur Badshah. Well plz mail me on m_asrar_b@yahoo.com which mughal king you are descendant from so that i can tell you about the others descandants and DNA as well.

      Thanking you, Yours Cousin. Mirza.

    • Dear Kamil Hafeez,

      I have long been intrigued with the lineage of my ancestors. My name is Mughal Mubashir Mirza s/o Mughal Mazhar Mirza s/o Mughal Saeed-uz-Zafar Mirza s/o Mughal Hamid Mirza (Cannot trace back anymore at this point of time). Currently me and my two brothers Mughal Mutahir Mirza and Mughal Mudasir Mirza reside in Karachi where we have been living since birth. Our father told us that our ancestors descended from ancient royal families of Central and South Asian origin. Unfortunately our father, grandfather and our uncles all passed away and we are the only ones left in our family. We have been trying to trace out our family line from before the age of Pakistan. My grandfather was a noble in Delhi who was highly ranked in ’Mehkma-e-Auqaf’ in 1940s & 50s who then migrated to Pakistan in 1960s. We were told by our father that our grandmother’s grandfather was also from royal lineage and that his cousin was the famous ’Hakeem Ajmal Khan’ of Delhi. However, we are not able to get in touch with anyone from Delhi who could trace out such data. Getting in touch with you is more out of curiosity for me because I have been trying to trace out my family links, if remaining in India or Pakistan. Would be nice to get in touch with anyone who can connect a dot to the history that I have narrated about my family. Contact me: mubashirmirza@live.com

    • Salam

      I was told by someone that I am a direct descendants of the Mughals. My aunty looks like a Mongol. My uncle looks like a Rajput. People have told him this all his life and when I was a year old, I have a picture of me in which I look like Genghis Khan!

      Can we get together and do DNA tests and family photos?

      My family on my mother’s side were first out of hundreds and very talented mashallah. My cousin Raunak was first out of hundreds and was one of the Benin 15 who died as UN peacekeepers in 2003.

      My other cousin Ubeda Sahira stood first in the entire country of Bangladesh. My aunty Soby came first out of hundreds mashallah and so was I.

      I was a writer, singer, artist, Indian dancer and in my mother’s family, many people have had dreams come true. I have had this happen to me lots of times. We are very unusual people.

      Are you the same as us? Could we be related? I was told I was a direct descendant of Jahangir.

      My mother’s family were Khans in the Punjab before they became Barlaskers (pronounced Boroloshkor) in Bengal.

      Please can you help me to research this? Please reply to zam399@aol.com

  • I, Mirza Fida Hussain, am the rightful heir to the Mughal legacy as mentioned in my previous comment.

    My wife’s name: Zell-e-huma Hussain

    Her caste: Rajput

    My childrens’ name: Rizwan Hussain

    Aisha Hussain

    Sobia Hussain

    Sundas Hussain

    I live in Middlesbrough, UK.

    My grandfather, Mirza Nawab (Hussain) Baig came to the UK before the partition of India. Babur, the conqueror was from the Barlas tribe and my grandfather’s ancestors also descend from this tribe. My grandfather lived in the UK all his life and he helped the asian community and his family. He missed India and taught me a lot about my ancestors and he told me to never forget my identity.

    My family graves are in India (City: Noor Mahal). Most of my relatives live in Pakistan and the UK. My grandfather is buried in Model Town, Gujranwala, Pakistan. His father’s name was Munshi Baig.

    Language: Persian

    Tribe: Barlas

    Sufism: Due to the Mughal traditions, two of my brothers, Mirza Zahid Hussain and Mirza Changaz Hussain devote a lot of their time to sufism.

    Inshallah, I will carry out my traditions and it makes no difference whether I have an empire or not. My Mughal values stand out for me. Long live the beautiful Legacy. May Allah rest the souls of my ancestors.

    Inshallah, one day I will go and visit my ancestors graves and pay respect and visit the beautiful architectural buildings they built during the Mughal Legacy.

    You can contact me through email or on facebook: fida_hussain_uk@hotmail.com

  • dear administrator

    i am ashamed that you allow to publish messages or comments on your website please correct your website this is mughal history not for rubbish talk ie poppi and ahmed !

    i hope you will resolve this issue

    regards

    Mirza Fida Hussain

    • Please could you help me...my father and i have been doing some extensive research about ourselves...all i could say at the moment is we are Mirza’s and we are Mughals...most of my grandmothers side from my father have Baig Mirza written at the side of their names. We are from Gujerkhan in Pakistan and my grandfather is from a village called Bhadana...and my grandmother is from Jermot Kalan. I would like to know information as to who we are...???My father told my my past ancestors were Khan Mughals??? Please if anyone could help

    • As per my calculation there must be 17596287801 or more that that living Mughals in this world of age group- 30-40 , because roughly if I calculate current generation is 24th generation of Babur and if every person has roughly three children then there must be 1759628780 mughals of age group- 30-40 Yrs,whome Maternal or peternal relation is with Mughals. But the search is only for the descendant of Bahadurshah Zafar.

      As per my calculation it must be 5th or 6th generation of Bahadur shah Zaafar, if someone find this name in his family tree then before 5th or 6th generation then come in front, or if you find such person share this .

      Even as per my forefathers, I am descendant of Aurangzeb who shifted to Kashmir for administration purpose, But neither I have proof nor any one will believe it.

      and currently we are living in Muzaffarabad of Azad Kasmir (pakistan)and some of our relatives are in Baramula, Kupwada (India).

    • This is not in any way to prove that I am from the Mughal. My Dad born in 1914 was a Matriculate in 1935 he was offered a job in a hospital as a male nurse and later became An assitant to The cival Sergoun by the name Of Dr. HASSIT.After he got this job A gentleman Claimed that he had the right to get the said job as he was from a family higher in standard than my Dad.Because of this Objection my uncle my Dad’s elder brother went to find out his SJAR I NSAB to A MUHAFIZ KHANA in Peshawar from where he got a written certificate that our Family was from the MUGHAL Dynasty.I was told this by my uncle whose was born in 1904. I am just curous as to WHAT DOES IT MEAN??? by the way I do not posses the said certificate.

  • Its sad to say that my grandmother Iqbal Begum wife of (Late) Mirza Nawab Baig has passed away.

    Mirza Fida Hussain

  • Inshallah Mughal Empire will be back soon. History does repeat itslef SOMETIMES, but this time it will be called Mughalistan inshallah

  • As nationalist i wanted Mughal Remains to give the importance as the British government give to their kings. When i came to know her grandson in Pakistan and he living below the poverty line, i could not digest, because every nation respect their kings than why not we. shoaib arif

    • The moghuls were foreigners who invaded india and brutally supressed the hindus and the other local population.Islam was forced onto people.Women were carried away to become wives ,concubines or slaves .The descendents of t the moguls should feel ashamed of their ancestors.Who did anything for the victims of these war crimes?

    • So do u mean to say that only mughals ruled India??? Should we just respect their descendants or do we have place for the descendants of other great emperors as well...We already have enough reservations in India which has managed to keep India still in the developing nation state instead of moving on the developed nation state.

      You have to help people who are suffering and who have a very rich historical background but that does not mean you have to do it at the cost of others...Please try to understand reality

    • Hello! I am a Mirasi by profession and my name is Chachar Khan Gondal. I live in Rawalpindi. My great great grand father was a son of Mirza Mughal who was shot dead by Major Hodson near Khooni Darwaza, Delhi. His son, who was my ancestor, fled to Mandi Bahauddin, changed his family name to Gondal and the family lived there comfortably there after. I am true Mughal in that I look like a Mughal emperor when I look myself up in the mirror. More over our family hair cutting shop, which is in place for more than a century, is known as Baig Zulf Tarash. The name of my grand mother was Shahzadi Faqeeran Bibi Sahiba.

  • Dear sir, First of all kindly accept my best wishes & regards, with all respect, your efforts for Last Mughal emperor’s descendants to be traced is great thing to love & respect for our tradition & anccestors. For the matter regarding i want share an info.my maternal ancesstors also belong the Last Mughal emperor’s descendants. I ll be glade to be in touch with yu in future. regards. Nadeem kadir bhutto, sukkur -pakistan

  • hello this is mirza kamil baig from pakistan, i also belong to the mughal family, my ancestors came with emperor babur in his infantry armyy, and till shehnshah bahadur shah zafar our ancestors were with royal family, mirza raheem baig my great grand father was kotwal of delhi at the time of 1857 and his kotwal khana is present there and also there is koucha raheem baig in delhi that i havent visited., so i call all royal family decendents to caontact me if i could help them in any way, thanks mirza kamil baig bugatti771@hotmail.com, cell: 0092-321-4581111

  • how can you actually be sure that your a mughal i mean alot of people say am i mughal..but i thought it came down to name, please correct me as my knowledge is poor when it comes to family trees and decendants etc..as my surname is mughal, i dont know if i am a decendant..it would be pleasent to know that i could be related but if am not then why do i have the surname mughal..thankyou :D..oh btw dads family are from faislabad if that helps

  • I am also a Mughal. My ancestor is MIRZA NAAZIM BAKHT, who was the son of AKBAR SHAH 2nd (the second-last emperor of India) and brother of BAHADUR SHAH ZAFAR (the last emperor). His son SHAHZADA FEROZ BAKHT was in Makkah at the time of war in 1857 (perhaps the only Mughal to have performed Hajj). He came to know of defeat after returning, in SURAT (Gujrat). He did not run away. He collected the army and came to rescue Delhi (via Malwa, Mewat). He fought bravely for many years. Those who know history in depth, know him & his bravery well. I am his direct descendant. I am eager to know about other Mughals, too. I would also like to help some of them, inshaAllah. I can be contacted at : +91 90276 13313. My email id is : drsaleemkhan7@yahoo.co.in. Anyone having any information about Mughal family, please be in touch with me.

  • FRIST OFALL I WANT TO MEET ONE OF THE DESCENDANTS OF MUGHAL EMPERORS OF INDIA THEN I HAVE ELIGBLE TO VISIT AGRA TO WATCH GREAT TAJ

  • Assalamu Alaykum...... to all of commentators......... I want to say all of descendant of Mughals and non-Mughals must accepts the core truth.... In Islam nobady have a higher or Royal status than a Sadat (Sayyad Family) (descendant of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W),then Shaikh Siddiqui Family(descendants of First khaleefa Abu Bakr Siddique R.A) then.. Shaikh Farooqui, Usmani,Abbasi khaleefas.....etc....these families are more higher and Royal in the world...

    But if any one unnecessary increasing or decreasing it’s own family status....he will pay it’s price at the day of Judgment (Hadith)....

    I want to give answer of those commentators they don’t know history of Mughals...then don’t blame to any his descendants with wrong word.....any Royal family have a Right to keep safe it’s Royalty and Speak to anyone else if they Ask or discuss.....but do not show any pride in-front of them..or in society.....

  • I don’t understand why the Mughal descendants be given special treatment and rehabilitated. India is a secular country and the descendants of mughals, even if impoverished should be treated as any other citizen.

    In either case, Mughals never belonged to the subcontinent. They just came and bullied the people and established their empire. Some emperors like Aurangzeb even had no respect for the local culture. He also killed his own brothers. Such Mughals are far from being royal and close to being barbaric,

  • THE MUGHAL EMPIRE WIL COME BACK IN INDIA SOON BECAUSE AT THE MOMENT THERE IN BANGLADESH ENGINEERING NEW GUNS AND WAR MACHINES. I EVEN SAW THE MUGHAL FLAG UP IN BANGLADESH IN A TOWN CALLED SYLET. I DIDNT GO AND CHECK BECAUSE THERES A ROOMER THAT WHOEVER GOES THERE NEVER COMES BACK.

    • Do you think bengalis are fighters? Hahahahaahhaah

    • Agreed all about mugals and their present descendents and present living conditions. First of all we all the indians should get agreed to it that pre mugals era we all were hindus but with the coming of mugals in India mugals started conversion to islam by way of forceably charging lot of taxes / ocupying the properties of hindus and daughters etc. So we became muslim.

      In my opinion they have committed shameful crime therefore history should not repeat such time again on our country.

      Let all of them go to hell. Please surmised and bring in mind, the afflicted and pathetic condition of our fore fore fore grand father who must be hindu but was forceably converted to islam.

      Therefore, i hate mugals

  • I found a visitors card on the platform of Agra cantt Station in 2008. It mentioned the Name of one Zeenat Mehal Grea grand daughter of Bahadurshah Zafar the last Mughal Emperor of India. The adress mentioned on the card was- 5Ground Floor,Solanki Tower,Govindnagar, Behind Old petrol Pump, Mira Bhayander Road, Mira Road(E) Dist Thane Mumbai-401107. Behind the card the entire family tree line was mentioned, I have treasured the card with me but thought others may know and find out the truth.

    • Dear Moghals and friends. I am rajkumar singh from Delhi and I have following knowledge of one of the Bahadur sah Zafar’ family tree(based on Net surffing),who residing in Hyderabad.(Others are also in diffrent part of Asia).

      Please must see this web link also

      www.moghalemperors.com

      Now family tree starts-

      Bahadur sah Zafar had 22 sons, including: Mirza Fath-ul-Mulk Bahadur (alias Mirza Fakhru)- made Delhi line Mirza Mughal Mirza Khazr Sultan Jawan Bakht- made howra line Mirza Quaish- made hyderabad line Mirza Shah Abbas


      Delhi line - son: Mirza Fath-ul-Mulk Bahadur (alias Mirza Fakhru); grandson: Mirza Farkhunda Jamal; great-grandchildren: Hamid Shah and Begum Qamar Sultan.

      Howrah line - son: Jawan Bakht, grandson: Jamshid Bakht, great-grandson: Mirza Muhammad Bedar Bakht (married Sultana Begum, who currently runs a tea stall in Howrah).

      Hyderabad line - Bahadur sah Zafar’s

      son: Mirza Quaish,(1st generation) grandson: Mirza Abdullah,(2nd generation) great-(grandson): Mirza Pyare(3rd generation) (married to Habib Begum), great-great-granddaughter: Begum Laila Ummahani (4th generation) (married to Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy).


      PRINCE YAKUB ARIFUDDIN TUCY (5th generation)is the second son of Princess Lalia Umhani born on 15 October 1940.

      PRINCE ARIFUDDIN TUCY got married(in year 1967) with Princess Zartaj Begum and had two sons and one daughter.

      1. Prince Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy(6th generation) 2. Prince Yakub Mujeebuddin Tucy 3. Princess Asma Firdouse.

      PRINCE YAKUB HABEEBUDDIN married with Princess Humaira Fathima on 8th May, 1997 and had three sons and two daughters.

      1. Prince Yakub Shahrukhuddin Tucy- born on 4th February 1998. 2. Prince Yakub Wajeehuddin Tucy born on 7th January 2000. 3. Prince Yakub Jalaluddin Tucy born on 5th February 2004. 4. Princess Hoor-ul-ain Ara (Princess Hoorain Ara) born on 6th November 2006. 5. Princess Noor-Ul-Ain Ara (Princess Noorain) born on 30th April 2008.

      If any of my friend any question about Hyderabad line,he may review the web site mentioned by me ,where indian court decission also you can see in press section.

      I feel proud on Moghal history,and feel more proudmyself to talk yesterday PRINCE YAKUB HABEEBUDDIN on mobile.

      Thanks to you all.

    • Please show me a photograph of it, Im a muslim from bangladesh, currently in the UK. I love Mughal history and ancient lost Islaamic history.

      dkhussain@hotmail.co.uk is my e mail

    • give me his phone number through my email; dkhussain@hotmail.co.uk

  • January 09 2012 | Last updated less than one minute ago Publications:GoJump to:Go gulfnews.com News By Sunita Menon, Staff ReporterPublished: 00:34 April 20, 2008

    "JODHA AKBAR" Movie ’defames Mughal empire’ Prince Yakub Ziauddin Tucy, a sixth generation descendant of the last Mughal emperor of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar, and his family are upset by factual errors in the Bollywood movie Jodhaa Akbar.

    Prince Yakub Ziauddin Tucy, great grandson of the Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar. Dubai: Prince Yakub Ziauddin Tucy, a sixth generation descendant of the last Mughal emperor of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar, and his family are upset by factual errors in the Bollywood movie Jodhaa Akbar.

    The prince, who is on a private visit to Dubai, has filed a petition with the Supreme Court of India that the name Harkha Bai should be used in the movie instead of Jodhaa, so that the emperor Akbar and the Mughal dynasty will not be defamed. The movie Jodhaa Akbar was produced and directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar. It tells the love story of Akbar and Jodhaa Bai. "Akbar’s reign is looked upon as the golden period of India. The movie shows Jodhaa Bai as Akbar’s wife, which is incorrect. Article continues below

    "Jodha Bai was his daughter-in-law and wife of Prince Salem, who was known as emperor Jahangir. "We as descendants of the Mughal dynasty will not accept the distortion of historical facts." According to him, Akbar had four wives. He got married to all of them when he was between 14 and 20 years old. His first wife was Ruquiya Begum, while his fourth wife was Harkha Bai, the daughter of Raja Bhasmal Kachwaha of Amer. "Akbar did not marry Jodhaa Bai, the daughter of Mota Raja Udai Singh of Jodhpur. The truth is that Jodhaa Bai was born in 1572 and married to Akbar’s son Jahangir. Animosity "The movie also depicts animosity between Mughals and the Rajputs, who are Hindus, which is also not true at all. "There was a rock solid friendship between the Mughals and the Rajputs during Akbar’s reign. The director distorted history to make money.

    "We want future generations to learn a history of India that is based on facts, and not one that is twisted in the movies. "Even the Rajput Sabha has moved a petition in the court against factual errors in the movie.

    Today there are 50 members of the Mughal dynasty who live in the south Indian state of Hyderabad. The family members have all been given the titles of prince and princess by the government of India. This is also mentioned in their travel documents.

    Tucy serves as the president of the Mughal Emperors Family Society and the managing director of the Mughal Educational Trust. He has been appointed as the Mutwalli, or caretaker, of Mughal emperor Mohiuddin Mohammad Aurangzeb Alamgir at Khuldabad, located in the district of Aurangabad.

    Tucy has also urged the government of India to confer a title of the First Freedom Fighter of India on Bahadur Shah Zafar, who was defeated in an 1857 mutiny by the British. Zafar was imprisoned in Yangon in Myanmar. His grave is also there and a tomb was erected.

  • By the way I just wana know out of curiosity No.1>>If Mr. X claims to be a Mughal What is the procedure of proving so? No2> I had heard from elders that The British Govt. had Records in offices Called MUHAFIZ Khana Do these Muhafiz KHanas exsit? No.3>>Does it realy matter if someone is A mughal A Parsi or A Sikh? No. 4>> We that are born in The Mid50’s are supposed to be in what No. Of The Generation From BAHADUR SHAH ZAFAR ? That is S/o B SHAH Zafar as No.1 Grandson No.2 and so on?

  • if any claiming being a mughal , how can he prove it ? if he is true ,than can he send me any proof about it ,i really like mughal empires ......................................... any old true picture or true history plz waiting for reply

  • I’m Mughal. I’m half half Burlas and half Chugtai. My mums ancestors (Chugtai) were from Iran but then moved to Himachal Pradesh and got married to indian converts there. My dads side (Burlas) were from a place called Dhunni in Pakistan.

  • I’m wondering if I’m related to the Mughal emperors? My grandfather claims that Gheghis Khan is our ancestor. My dad’s name is Mohammed Fahim Ashraf Khan. Any ideas? We’re the Khan’s from Peshawar and Afghanistan.

  • hi,do you tell me the name of wazir of bhopal between 1880 to1950,my number is 9151733038,

  • I am a Mughal living in England, United Kingdom. My grandfather’s father, who was a Mughal, moved from India to Kenya in Africa... But that’s as far back as I can trace. My father moved from Kenya to England in the 1970s. My surname is still Mughal, and there are several of us in the UK!

  • Before the Mughals the Afghanis ruled a large part of North India. They had very successfully integrated into the Indian Ethos and unlike the Mughals they flourish in all the countries of North India, Bharat, Pakistan and Bangladesh. You can identify an Afghani in any of these countries.

    the Mughals when they took over India had attacked the Afghans with great ferocity but were not able to destroy them.

    Similarly British attacked the remnants of the Mughal Empire and were able to destroy them because they did not assimilate with the local culture or population.

    This should be a lesson for all, you cannot rule from the top, you have to be a part of the masses.

  • where is mughal wealth ..........their jewellery

  • Good riddance to Turk dynasty that did nothing but built palaces, harems and gardens for themselves. Some of us are proud that our ancestors resisted the barbaric sensual Turk culture and hence India remains Hindu, Jain and Buddhist. The poverty of India began with the Moghuls, they destroyed native centers of learning and built nothing but harems and palaces for themselves and robbed the peasantry to build harems and palaces good riddance to a nasty dynasty....Poverty of India began with such nasty dynasties which destroyed the native fabric, British also took advantage, but the beggar races from the Middle East began India’s poverty before the British, India before coming of Islam was a gem of a civilization matched by only the ancient Greeks.......

  • The Moghuls raped the Indian peasantry to build gaudy structures like the Taj Mahal as documented by European visitors. Good riddance to such a dynasty, to this day the most backward areas of India is where Islamic Kings destroyed the native fabric....Only gaudy buildings and not a single school of learning....Compare India before and after Islam....goes from prosperity to poverty. Moreover, these were just a Turko slave dynasty which is why no one cares for their descendants.....Cannot think of a single achievement under Islamic rulers, gaudy harems and palaces, kind of like what you see in oil kingdoms all built by outsiders.....I find this a gaudy building, it’s just a tomb, there is nothing spiritual associated with it or any piety, moreover traditional Indian architecture was ment to signify spirit and blend in with nature, not stand out in a gaudy manner hence this looks out of place. People look at gaudy buildings, palaces and harems and think these Turks had a culture, the serious student of history knows otherwise. They just had some fine arts and were a degenerate court to boast of nothing but love poetry in a degenerate court; moreover the artisans were all Hindus and other natives just like the buildings in the Mid East oil kingdoms are all built by foreign architects....These were a hybrid Turk dynasty and the destroyers of the native genius and culture of India.....No one sheds tears for them and one can see why....

    • This is in reply to Mr. OT This blog is to trace the descendents of last mughal emperor, but ill informed peoples are spoiling the taste of curiocity of normal mankind. I just want to tell like them minded people that no one can change any one’s religion by force, for their knowledge the religion of Islam started from Makkah a city of Hijaz region of arabian penesula, and peoples of arabian penesula were idol worshippers, peoples of Syria and Turky were part of Roman empire, Egypt belongs to Pheroans, Iran belongs to Parsies the fire worshippers, the biggest Muslim area geographically is the area of Turks streching from wall of China westward to Basphoras sea, they were all animist, these all area’s peoples majorty converted their religon to Islam, and Ashoka’s India’s only about 20% people converted their religion to Islam by the effort of sufies and saints not by Turkish, Mughal or british emperors who colnized our country for a long time, hence blaming the rulars are sensless the rulers were themselves a true Muslim or not is itsef a question mark? For further knowledge they should know that among all ethnic groups of Muslims in the world such as Hijazies, Najdies, Sindhies, Panjabies, Malyalies, etc. Bangalies are maximum in numbers of converties to religion of Islam. and shortly we are going to have a Bangali as a President who has not changed his religion yet. hence donot drag the religion in normal discussions. changing of religon is totally a private issue changing of religion does not chang any ones ethinic or linguistic identity.

  • To thenabove: You are free to trace these descendants....I am just stating why people in India do not care about the descendants of these thugs or their monuments and the way in which the majority views these rulers....If they are living in poverty why are they so special? Maybe their culture causes them to be backward, do not see why government has to give them preference over other poor....

  • Asslamualaikum

    I accidently came upon this site and to my curiosity i see a lot of discussion ...i have some if you could find it useful. My grandmother used to tell me about herself being one of the descendants of bahadur shah zafar ...i used to be fascinated by her stories but as i grew up i never felt the urge to trace the story but as iam frequently visiting my grandmother’s sister who lives in california i feel she too is interested in tracing her ancestors ...she has one family tree of which she handed over a copy to me and which dates back to babur ....MY grandmother says that her father Mirza sikander buksh ( who was the consulate general in fiji)en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._S._Buksh ). she has a lot of old pictures and books left by him ....anyways anybody intersted to know more can send me a mail. according to the tree...bahadurshah1(shah alam1 ).HAD 4 SONS MUIZUDDIN JAHANDAR SHAH AZIMUS SHAH RAFIUS SHAH( MAHAMUDI BEGUM /ILLAHI BEGUM) AND KHAJISTA AKHTAR JUBAN SHAH ( WHOSE DESCENDANTS I SEE AS MOHAMMED SHAH AHMEAD SHAH MIRZA BEDAR BAKHT AND MIRZA MOHAMMED DALALUDDIN)FURTHER MIRZA ILLAHI BUKSH AND MIRZA MOHAMMED SULTAN BUKSH ARE DESCENDANTS FROM ILLAHI BEGUM AND MAHMUDI BEGUM THUS FROM THERE I SEE OUR FAMILY TREE WHICH CAN DATE BACK TO 1884WHEN MY GREAT GRAND FATHER MIRZA SALIM BUKSH . WHO WAS THE SON OF MIRZA SIKANDER BUKSH ....

    AS WE ARE ALSO DISPERSED ALL OVER THE WORLD ITS REALLY HARD TO GET THINGS TOGETHER BUT I HAVE THIS TREE ...WHICH IS STILL PRESRVED BY MY GRANDMOTHER IN CALIFORNIA WHO STILL HAS LOTS OF RICH STORIES TO NARRATE .....

    ANYBODY INTERESTED TO KNOWEMORE CAN CONTACT ME

    SHENAZGANIASLAM@YAHOO.COM

  • Salam. I’m living in UK now but I belong to Bahadar shah Zafar family I can help sultana begum , Abrar Mughal. Abrarsiakhvy74@yahoo.co.uk. 0044 7402343383

  • Hi,

    From my point of view its duty of Indian government to help these mughal descendants ASAP otherwise whats the difference between British and Indian government. We should know the last Emperor Bahadur Sah Zafar exile to Rangoon because he participate in 1857 war for independence from British rule if he support like several kings and rich parties ( those descendants are enjoying luxuries life today) then the no body know the future.. So we have to act and ignore the descendants who help British govt during that independence war.

    I would like to appreciate what Shivnath Jha & Neena Jha are doing for the upliftment of Sultana Begum and kudos to them.

    Thanks

    Regards Asif Shaikh

  • Can anyone tell me WHO are the members of the dynasty ALIVE today and which is the most senior, e.g. who would be the Moghul Emperor today were the relevent rules of succession followed?

  • Hello all - quite an interesting read of all the messages above. I see a lot of people claiming to be of Mughul Descent which is good, as it shows how many people are actually interested in their heritage and history! I have, over the years, compiled a family tree and would love input from the rest of you as well.

    I am a grandson of Ismat Sultan Begum Sahiba, eldest daughter (1 of 4 daughters and 5 sons) of Mirza Ahmad Shah, eldest son son of Mirza Fakhrunda Jamal, son of Mirza Fateh Ul Mulk Bahahadur who was the son of Bahadur Shah Zafar II and last Wali Haid of India.

    Unfortunately, there seems to be a large part of the data missing on the internet (at least) regarding the correct family descendants of Mirza Fakhrunda Jamal and further down. The direct ancestors of the last Crown Prince of India are alive and well! Mirza Ahmad Shah had five sons, Mirza Farukh Shah (1), Mirza Nadir (2), Mirza Taimur (3), Mirza Akbar Shah (6), Mirza Mohammad Shah(8) and four daughters, Ismat(4), Ishrat(5), Sarwat(7) and Hashmat(9). The (#) entails the order in which they were born.

    Along with Mirza Ahmad Shah, Mirza Fakhrunda Jamal also had a daughter Qamar Sultan. As for any other sons and daughters of Mirza Fakhrunda Jamal, I am not sure at this point but would love some help!

    I would love it if someone was able to direct me towards the right resources to find and verify the rest of my family! :)

    The majority of Mirza Ahmad Shah’s family moved to Pakistan during partition. Mirza Ahmad Shah himself passed away a few years before partition.

    Hopefully my input has been helpful, and hopefully I can find some help here as well!

    God bless.

    • Few months back the original picture of Bahadur Shah Zafar along with his two alived sons have been uploaded on internet. It is very rare picture of Last Mughal King. You can search it on google search engine. Many People claimes their linkage to bahadur shah zafar but the real descendants of Last Mughal king are living in INDIA not in Pakistan. Well im also mughal but we didnt claimed linkage with Last Mughal King. Our Forefather claimed their linkage with King Aurangzeb Alamgir. As many of you know that after the mutiny of 1857 many mughals hide their identity from british & they start living in a misery condition some adopted odd profession to live but they never Begg.

  • Hey, we have our family tree i have direct Blood link with the brother of Siraj u din[Aka buhdar shah Zafar], our Fore father whos named by Qutub u Din the real brother of Siraj u din who were sons of Akbar MirZa ll.

    There were 5 sons of Akbar MirZa ll named by Jahangir,Jahan Shah, Bahadur Shah Zafar [Siraj u Din],Salim, Qutub u Din.

    and Qutub u Din is the great great great grand father of mine. we can prove with DNA tests. i have complete secret details of our forefathers how they went underground...

    kind regards Mir’Za frm Lahore

  • Asalama alaikham,

    Are you aware of a village called Mulhal Mughlan in Punjab , pakistan.

    regards

    qaisar mirza

  • I maybe one of the decendants of Sultan Bahadur Shah Zafar. I heard plenty of stories from my grandparents and relatives that we are. Oh well, DNA testing will prove it.

  • iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii am the mughal

  • iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii am the mughal i have dna test that proves that i am a mughal

  • I am Mughal Too!My grandfather said that his grandfather’s grandfather’s grandfather’s grandfather ’s grandfather was Shah Jahn.

  • I came across a post above mentioning that 99.9% of people in India and pak are Hindu blooded but the truth is that Hindu were also descendents from the first human Adam who was a Muslim so there is nothing like Hindu blood.....and as for hundreds of people claiming to be mughal so my question is that what will u prove by claiming that u r mughal...btw I m Pakistani and love mughal history their lifestyle their cuisine madly but now mughal empire is fallen ... if u claim ur self to be syed (descendent if prophet muhammed S.A) then its great coz thats the only living and the strongest empire now.....I hope Allah raises mughal empire again and not to kill anyone or disturb any other religion but to do good on land....thnx

  • Maa chudaao sub Mughals. Bahut raj karr liyaa. Now suffer. What did your descendants get in the end? lund milaa sirf.

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