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Name :Farrukh Siyyar
Period :1687 - 1719
Biographical detail : The Son of Azim-ush-shan, the second son of Bahadur Shah I and great grandson of Aurangzeb.

Jahandarshah, his uncle killed his father, with the help of the Sayed brothers (Said Hussain Ali Khan and Abdulla Khan). He avenged his father's death, and ascended the throne in Delhi in 1713. The Sayed brothers deposed and blinded him in 1917 and then murdered him after a few days.

It was from Farrukh Siyyar that the East India Company obtained their Farman of ‘free trade with leave’ to purchase 37 districts in Bengal.

It was also during his reign that a family of Kashmiri Pundits were given some land near a river (Nehr) for their services and came to be called Nehrus. Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru, first prime minister of independent India, belonged to the same family.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin)


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