Published on 12 Sep 2010 | over 6 years ago
Abu Zafar Sirajuddin Muhammad Bahadur Shah Zafar, also known as Bahadur Shah or Bahadur Shah II (October 1775 -- 7 November 1862) was the last of the Mughal emperors in India, as well as the last ruler of the Timurid Dynasty. He was the son of Akbar Shah II and Lalbai, who was a Hindu Rajput. He became the Mughal Emperor upon his father's death on 28 September 1837. Zafar, meaning "victory" was his nom de plume as an Urdu poet. Briefly restored during the Sepoy Mutiny or Indian War of Independence, he was deposed by the British and exiled to Burma.