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Mughal Emperor’s descendant

Posted by: 2013-08-17

Attari: A descendant of the former Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar has said that they are going to Pakistan to seek forgiveness in Sikh shrines there. "My life has changed after I had in 2004 visited the Golden Temple on forgiveness for the atrocities that are looking committed by my ancestors - the Mughal Emperor, on Sikh gurus," Sultana Begum said, the great-granddaughter-in-law of Bahadur Shah Zafar. Sultana Begum was a life of poverty on the sidewalks of Calcutta. She said as they leave for Pakistan on the Attari-Wagah border, she was always Rs.400 earlier than retirement, but the government has now lifted it to Rs.6000 per month. They also argued that President Pratibha Devisingh Patil had given them assurances about providing a home. She said that after her return from Pakistan, they would Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh meet. Sultana has led a hard life, especially after the death of her husband, Prince Mirza Mohammad Badar Bukht in 1980. She was married to him for 15 years. Badar Bukht was the son of Prince Jamshed Bukht and great-grandson of Prince Jawan Bukht who was the son of Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar and crown queen Zeenat Mahal. Have been tortured and executed on the orders of Mughal Emperor Jahangir and Aurangzeb - Mughal in history, it may recalled that two Sikh Guru - Guru Arjan Dev and Guru Tegh Bahadur. Sultana said her visit to Pakistan had materialized due to the efforts of the Pakistani businessman Imran Mughal said another descendant of the Moghuls be. Sultana said Imran had arranged her a letter of invitation and had all the travel formalities for Pakistan.