Who was the Last Mughal Emperor?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : September 8th, 2022

The last Mughal Emperor was Bahadur Shah Zafar. The forces of England recaptured Delhi in September 1857. Bahadur Shah Zafar was sentenced to life imprisonment and his sons were shot dead in front of his eyes. He was sent to prison in Rangoon in October 1858 along with his wife Begum Zinat Mahal. Bahadur Shah Zafar died in that jail in November 1862. 

About the Last Mughal Emperor

He is also referred to as Bahadur Shah II. He was the 20th and last Mughal emperor of India.

  • He was coronated on 29 September 1837 at the Red Fort.
  • In the early 19th century he ruled over a Mughal Empire.
  • In the mid-nineteenth century, the East India Company became the dominant political and military power.
  • He was involved in the Indian Mutiny of 1857 and hence he was sentenced to jail.
  • He died at the age of 87 due to some illness.
  • After his death, the family of the king was moved out of the Red Fort and given another place in Delhi.

Related Questions:-


write a comment


  • Bahadur Shah Zafar was the last Mughal Emperor. He was also known as Bahadur Shah II.

  • The last Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar died on 7 November 1862 at the age of 87 due to some illness.

Featured Articles

Follow us for latest updates