Shah Jahan III

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Shah Jahan III
Mughal Emperor
Reign 10 December 1759 – 10 October 1760
Coronation 10 December 1759
Full name Muhi-ul-Mulk-ul-Millat Shah Jahan
Died 1772
Predecessor Alamgir II
Successor Shah Alam II
Issue Mirza Sa'adat Bakht Bahadur
Mirza Ikram Bahadur
Royal house Timur
Father Muhi-us-Sunnat Mirza
Religious beliefs Islam

Shah Jahan III (شاه جہان ۳) also known as Muhi-ul-millat was Mughal Emperor briefly. He was the son of Muhi-us-sunnat, the eldest son of Muhammad Kam Baksh who was the youngest son of Aurangzeb. He was placed on the Mughal throne in December 1759 by Ghazi ud-Din Khan Feroze Jung III but subsequently deposed by the Afghan confederation (Rohillas and Ahmad Shah Abdali) and Nawab of Oudh Shuja-ud-Daula in 1760 in recognition of Shah Alam II as the rightful heir to the throne who was in exile at Allahabad.

Preceded by
Alamgir II
Mughal Emperor
10 December 1759 – 10 October 1760
Succeeded by
Shah Alam II