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Shah Jahan II

Shah Jahan II
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11th Mughal Emperor
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6 June – 19 September 1719
Coronation 8 June 1719 at Red Fort, Delhi
Predecessor Rafi Ul-Darjat
Successor Muhammad Shah
Regent Syed Brothers (1719)
  • Arkhwija Begum
Issue Amhal-ud-din Binseyar Mirza_son
Full name
Rafi-ud-Din Muhammad Rafi-ud-Daulah Shah Jahan II
Dynasty Timurid
Father Rafi-ush-Shan
Mother Nurunisa Begum
Born June 1696
Died 19 September 1719 (aged 23)
Bidyapur, near Fatehpur Sikri
Burial Mausoleum of Khwaja Kutbuddin Kamal, Delhi

Shah Jahan II (شاه جہان ۲) (June 1696 – 19 September 1719, birth name Rafi ud-Daulah رفی الدولت) was Mughal emperor for a brief period in 1719. He succeeded his short-lived brother Rafi Ul-Darjat in that year, being proclaimed Badshah by the Syed Brothers.


The Syed Brothers then looted Agra and seized a large amount of wealth which once had been the personal possessions of Shah Jahan's favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Despite this, he was never allowed to venture out of the Red Fort. A major event during his reign was the defeat of his uncle Neku Siyar in August 1719 and the recapture of Agra Fort.[1]

Like his brother, he died of lung cancer or was murdered by Syed Brothers, 19 September 1719 at the age of 23.[1] He was laid to rest at the Mausoleum of Khwaja Kutbuddin Kamal.

See also


  1. ^ a b "delhi11". Retrieved 2014-02-08. 

External links

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Preceded by
Rafi Ul-Darjat
Mughal Emperor
Succeeded by
Muhammad Shah