What is the connection of Bahadur Shah Zafar’s grandson Gorgan with Darbhanga king?

Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last emperor of the Mughal dynasty, who ruled India for almost 300 years, while living in exile in Rangoon, wrote – ‘Kitna hai bad-naseeb’ Zafar did not even get two yards of land for burial. In man’. At that time he had ‘Ku-e-yaar’ (the street of the beloved) i.e. Delhi in his mind. Along with Delhi, in his view, the Red Fort, which was witness to the end of political conspiracies, love tales and emperors running in the Mughal Sultanate, will also be there. But, do you know that the people of this family ruling in Delhi had to face a lot of difficulties too.

The family of the Mughal emperor had to roam in different cities of Bihar at one time and had to take help from the kings and administration there. So know about the struggle of this family and its connection with Bihar…

Let us tell you that the name of the eldest son of Bahadur Shah Zafar was Mirza Mohammad Dara Bakht and his son was Rais Bakht Zubairuddin ‘Gorgan’. Gorgan was the grandson of Bahadur Shah Zafar. Mushtaq Ahmed, the principal and historian of MLMS College, wrote a book on Gorgan’s life named ‘Atish-e-Pinhaan’. They tell that if the Mughalian Sultanate had not been overthrown in the revolt of 1857, the Gorgan would have succeeded the throne of Delhi. But, because of the British, Bahadur Shah Zafar’s family had to bear a lot of humiliation.

Mughal family wandering from door to door

Bahadur Shah Zafar himself was in Begum Samru’s mansion before going to Rangoon, where he was being monitored by an English officer named Charles Griffin. His grandson Zubayruddin Gorgan also wandered in different parts of India before reaching Darbhanga. First he reached Ratlam, after that he stayed in many areas of Rajasthan and then from there to Allahabad. But, if he did not like Allahabad, then he came to Azimabad (Patna).

Gorgan has told in his book ‘Mauj-e-Sultani’ on his memoirs that the people of Patna city are civilized and courteous. Here he got special love from the jagirdar of Islampur, Chaudhary Mohammad Jahrulhaq. After Patna, Gorgan went to Muzaffarpur, from where his next stop was Bettiah. After this he remained guest of Bettiah Raj for a few days. Let us tell you that Bettiah Raj came into existence in the 17th century on the orders of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and something similar happened with Darbhanga.

What is the connection with Darbhanga?

Zubairuddin also went to Bhagalpur for some time, where he met Kunwar Rameshwar Singh, brother of Darbhanga Maharaj Laxmeshwar Singh. While there he told Rameshwar Singh about his condition, after which Zubairuddin came to Darbhanga on 17 March 1881. His stay here for a few days was arranged with Muhammad Sadiq Ali, a famous nobleman of Darbhanga. Impressed by the humility and hospitality of Maharaja Laxmeshwar Singh, Zubairuddin felt secure in Darbhanga for himself. After this, Zubairuddin came to Darbhanga with his family. Darbhanga Raj built a house and mosque for Zubairuddin and his family in the Kathalbari locality near his palace. In his book, he has told that he has traveled to Bihar, Calcutta, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Mumbai.

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