The last Mughal emperor of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar II (1775-1862) was born Abu Zafar Sirajuddin Muhammad Bahadur Shah Zafar and was a very famous Urdu poet in his times. His poems are still read with much enthusiasm and admiration among the numerous Urdu poetry fans. The life history of Bahadur Shah Zafar is very interesting and is read with much enthusiasm by all. Read on further about Bahadur Shah Zafar biography and learn more about this Mughal emperor who was a genius poet.
as one of the greatest Urdu poets in the history of India, Bahadur Shah
Zafar wrote a large number of Urdu Ghazals most of which were lost
during wars fought in the year 1857. Yet, many of them were saved and
were later on compiled as Kulliyat-I-Zafar. His Ghazals are a beautiful
collection of words that spell magic and are read with awe and
admiration even today. Bahadur Shah Zafar was the last and the weakest
Mughal emperor. Even then he was considered a hero and was portrayed
like one in many Hindi films. A road has been named in his honor in New
Delhi, India. His valuable contribution in the Indian freedom struggle
is very much acknowledged and he is known as a nationalist in modern
He was not a very able emperor and his empire had a lot of chaos and
unrest. He was defeated and was sent on an exile in Rangoon. He died
over there in the year 1862 and a tomb was built in his honor, which
exists even today.