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Story of the Last Mughal General, Najaf Khan


Story of the Last Mughal General, Najaf Khan


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 When
 Where
Najaf Khan's Tomb,​
Najaf Khan Road,
Jor Bagh, Delhi
Meeting Time 9/28/2014 4:15:00 PM
Meeting Point Najaf Khan's Tomb
Nearest Metro Jor Bagh
(730 mts.)
 Charges None
 Type Heritage Photowalk
 Speaker Vikramjit Singh Rooprai
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Sep 28

Story of the Last Mughal General, Najaf Khan Najaf Khan's Tomb
When: 04:30 PM

9/28/2014 4:30:00 PM 9/28/2014 7:00:00 PM 68 Story of the Last Mughal General, Najaf Khan Story of Mirza Najaf Khan Baloch, who was a Safvi Prince & fled Iran to join his brother in law, the Nawab of Awadh. He later became the most powerful general of the declining Mughal Empire. Najaf Khan's Tomb Youth for Heritage Foundation contact@youthforheritage.org false DD/MM/YYYY https://www.facebook.com/events/862804907063770

About the Event

Styled as His Excellency Bakshi ul-Mamlikat, Vakil-i-Mutlaq, Amir ul-Umara, Rustam-i-Hind, Zulfiqar ud-Daula, Nawab Mirza Najaf Khan Bahadur, Ghalib Jang, the most powerful general of declining Mughal Empire had to face real challenges when he was thrown out of his own kingdom of Persian by their slave Nadir Shah. This Safvi prince took a refuge in Balochistan and then joined his brother in law in Awadh. His talent took him to places and he ended up building a strong army under the Mughal flag. He constructed the Fort of Najafgarh to protect Delhi and until he was alive, no Jat or Sikh could lay hands on Shahjahanabad. In less than a year of his demise, The green Mughal flag was removed by Baba Baghel Singh Dhaliwal and Delhi was under Sikh rule.
He introduced forelock musket and stood undefeated until his death. Today, he lies in his unfinished Tomb near Safdarjung Airport. The tomb, which was supposed to be the last grand garden tomb, but was never completed. During this walk, we will talk about Najaf Khan, the fall of Mughal Empire to Sikhs and the way Mughals were returned to titular power.

About the Speaker

Vikramjit Singh Rooprai is an IT Consultant, who turned into a Heritage Activist after visiting few forgotten monuments in Delhi. He started www.monumentsofdelhi.com and established India’s largest Heritage-Hobby club, the Delhi Heritage Photography Club.

How to Reach

By Metro: Get down at Jor Bagh Metro Station and walk towards Safdarjung Flyover. The follow the route described below for car/walk
By Bus: Get down at SJ Airport Bus Stop (On the road going towards AIIMS). Then follow route described below for car/walk
By Car/Walk: Take a turn on Karbala Road from the foot of Safdarjung Flyover. Keep walking/driving till you see first right turn. Take the turn on this 'Najaf Khan Road'. Tomb will be on your right after few meters.

Precautions

In evening, we can expect some mosquito in this region. Please wear full sleeves or wear anti-mosquito ointment. Also, carry water/snacks for yourself.

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