Birjis Qadr

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Nawab Birjis Qadr
Wali (Royal title)
King of Awadh
Birjis Qadr
Flag of Awadh.svg 6th King of Awadh
Reign 10 May 1857 – 8 July 1859
Predecessor Wajid Ali Shah
Successor Kingdom Abolished British raj
Born (1845-08-20)20 August 1845
Qaisarbagh, Lucknow, Oudh
Died 14 August 1893(1893-08-14) (aged 47)
Kolkata, British India
Dynasty Awadh
Father Wajid Ali Shah
Mother Begum Hazrat Mahal
Religion Shia Islam

Berjis Qadr (Hindi: बिरजिस क़द्र 20 August 1845 – 14 August 1893) was the son of Wajid Ali Shah, and was last[1][2] Padshah-e Awadh, Shah-e Zaman

Qadr and some of his subjects fought the British's military presence in India in the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

Timeline[edit]

Prince Birjees Qadr sought refuge in Kathmandu, the retributive British Army, which wrested control of Awadh from the king and his mother, Begum Hazrat Mahal. He was migrated during the rule of Jang Bahadur Rana, against precious jewels he managed to retain from extraction by the British. He lived in Kathmandu for eighteen years before moving to Kolkata. Quadr was also a shayar who organized many tarahi mahfil e mushairah in Kathmandu which were recorded by his contemporary Khwaja Naeemudddin Badakhshi. The record of his majlis e mushalirah were discovered by Professor Abdurrauf and Adil Sarwar Nepali in Kathmandu in 1995 and published in the work Nepal mein Urdu Shairi.
Preceded by
Abul Mansoor Meerza Muhammed Wajid Ali Shah
Padshah-e Awadh, Shah-e Zaman
1857
Succeeded by
Abolished

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian Princely States A-J". worldstatesmen.org. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Indian states before 1947 A-J". rulers.org. Retrieved 19 July 2015.

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