12th May / 17 Ramzan 1857
On 12th May 1857 the Indian sepoys who had come from Meerut took out a silver throne kept in one corner of the Diwan e khas and crowned Bahadur Shah Zafar the Badshah of Hindustan
All those who rebelled against East India company did so under his banner.
Mirza Mughal C I C
#MirzaMughal eldest surviving son of Bahadur Shah Zafar
Who took over as commander of rebel forces on 12th May 1857
was shot in coldblood by Major Hodson on 22Sept 1857 after failure of uprising
( Picture 1- Mirza Zuheerooddeen, alias Mirza Mooghul Bahadur, 2nd Son.
by Ghulam ‘Ali Khan)
one popular account is that
After the murder of Mirza Mughal Mirza Khizr Khan, and his grandson, Mirza Abu Bakr
Hodson got their heads cut off and presented them to the Badshah saying that “This is your (Nazr – gift), which had closed and to renew it you had taken part in the rebellion.” The Badshah looked on at his sons heads and with surprising composure said ”Thanks to Allah, the descendents of Timur always come in front of their fathers in this brave way”.
After that the bodies were hung out in front of the Police Station and the heads were hung on the Khuni Darwaza (Bloody Gate).
source: Khwaja Hasan Nizami
Picture 3- The Dargah of Sheikh Baqi Billah in Paharganj, Delhi also houses a lovely cemetery. Very well cared for and peaceful.
The Mughal princes shot in1857 by Hodson are also buried here
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