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Tomb of Bahadur Shah Zafar, Yangon (Rangoon)

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Visit Tomb of Bahadur Shah Zafar to learn about the rich and mysterious history tied to this country. Hear numerous stories about the life and death of the last Mughal emperor at this, his final resting place. Enter the tomb and see the pictures of him and the royal family, and don't miss the mesmerizing painted tile decor and lights that illuminate the place. Using our online itinerary creator, Yangon (Rangoon) attractions like Tomb of Bahadur Shah Zafar can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This place is one of several links of Yangon with India, apart from Indian food and people. It is located close to Shwedagon Pagoda, and in it lies the tomb of the last emperor of Mughal India. There ...  more »
  • Indian King was exiled to Yangon and he lived here and died secretly though he was great king in India. This kind was talented in writing poem, and very religious at his last days. One can learn his p...  more »
  • This is a small shrine, being refurbished (or indeed built) to the last King of Delhi (not the last Emperor of India, as the inscription says - this was of course King George VI). He was a sufi poet a...  more »
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  • Lot of historical significance. British kept him alive to avoid rebellion and easier collection of extortionate taxes that caused many famines. An estimated 30-50 million died in various man made famines in british ruled india.
  • Bahadur Shah II - Mirza Abu Zafar Sirajuddin Muhammad Bahadur Shah Zafar was the last Mughal emperor of the Timurid dynasty. He became the successor to his father, Akbar II with his death on 28 September 1837. He used Zafar, (translation: victory) a part of his name, for his nom de plume (takhallus) as an Urdu poet, and wrote many Urdu ghazals. He was a nominal Emperor, as the Mughal Empire existed in name only and his authority was limited only to the city of Delhi. Following his involvement in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the British exiled him to Rangoon in British-controlled Burma.
  • it's the mughal emperor of india and pakistan and his three sons were killed in khooni darwaza in new delhi, india
  • I love bahadur shah zafar ghazals
  • Bahadur Shah Zafar Grave, located at Zi Wa Ka Street, is a grave of last of the Mughal emperors in India, as well as the last ruler of the Timurid Dynasty. After Indian rebellion of 1857, he was exiled to Rangoon, in 1858 along with his wife Zeenat Mahal and some of the remaining members of the family. Bahadur Shah died on 7 November 1862. Today you can see his tomb, and if you are lucky, a guide may be there to give you a lot of information about this Sufi saint. There is no entrance fee, but you can give donations to local Sufis. MY HEART HAS NO REPOSE IN THIS DESPOILED LAND WHO HAS EVER FELT FULFILLED IN THIS FUTILE WORLD? THE NIGHTINGALE COMPLAINS ABOUT NEITHER THE SENTINEL NOR THE HUNTER FATE HAD DECREED IMPRISONMENT DURING THE HARVEST OF SPRING TELL THESE LONGINGS TO GO DWELL ELSEWHERE WHAT SPACE IS THERE FOR THEM IN THIS BESMIRCHED HEART? SITTING ON A BRANCH OF FLOWERS, THE NIGHTINGALE REJOICES IT HAS STREWN THORNS IN THE GARDEN OF MY HEART I ASKED FOR A LONG LIFE, I RECEIVED FOUR DAYS TWO PASSED IN DESIRE, TWO IN WAITING. THE DAYS OF LIFE ARE OVER, EVENING HAS FALLEN I SHALL SLEEP, LEGS OUTSTRETCHED, IN MY TOMB HOW UNFORTUNATE IS ZAFAR! FOR HIS BURIAL NOT EVEN TWO YARDS OF LAND WERE TO BE HAD, IN THE LAND OF HIS BELOVED