When Aurangzeb died near the age of eighty years, there were seventeen legitimate claim to the throne, which included not only children but also their grandchildren and great-grandson. After the death of two brothers fought near Agra, on the battlefield, but fought his brother Dara Shikoh Aurangzeb. Prince Muazzam prevailed and killed his brother, Prince Azam Shah and assumed the title of Shah Alam Bahadur Shah I I.

When Aurangzeb died near the age of eighty years, there were seventeen legitimate claim to the throne, which included not only children but also their grandchildren and great-grandson. After the death of two brothers fought near Agra, on the battlefield, but fought his brother Dara Shikoh Aurangzeb. Prince Muazzam prevailed and killed his brother, Prince Azam Shah and assumed the title of Shah Alam Bahadur Shah I I.

The Emperor Bahadur Shah I enthroned, attributable to Bhavanidas, Mughal, circa 1707 | lot | Sotheby's

The Emperor Bahadur Shah I enthroned, attributable to Bhavanidas, Mughal, circa 1707 | lot | Sotheby's

Bahadur Shah I (1643-1712) (?) on an Elephant (detail of a page from an unknown manuscript), 17th century. Opaque watercolour, 29.6 x 24 cm. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

Bahadur Shah I (1643-1712) (?) on an Elephant (detail of a page from an unknown manuscript), 17th century. Opaque watercolour, 29.6 x 24 cm. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

Portrait of Bahadur Shah (r. 1707–1712)  Indian Mughal period 18th century

Portrait of Bahadur Shah (r. 1707–1712) Indian Mughal period 18th century

Shah Alam Bahadur Shah I seated on a throne with a parasol

Shah Alam Bahadur Shah I seated on a throne with a parasol

Keeper of the grave of Bahadur Shah I and other graves in the premise including Akbar Shah II, Shah Alam II and Mirza Fakruddin (son of Bahadur Shah Zafar II), at Hazrat Bakhtiyar Kaki’s Dargah at Mehrauli, New Delhi, sleeps on at 7.30 am

Keeper of the grave of Bahadur Shah I and other graves in the premise including Akbar Shah II, Shah Alam II and Mirza Fakruddin (son of Bahadur Shah Zafar II), at Hazrat Bakhtiyar Kaki’s Dargah at Mehrauli, New Delhi, sleeps on at 7.30 am

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