1860: Rare Photo of last Mughal Emperor
The King of Delhi Bahadur Shah Zafar during his exile
Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775-1862) was the last Mughal Emperor of India, contemptuously dubbed the 'King or Emperor of Delhi' by the British. He is shown here in exile in Burma in the aftermath of the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859).
Although there were calls for his execution, a promise had been made on his surrender that his life would be spared.
Most of his sons suffered a worse fate; after they had surrendered the British killed them in cold blood.