Birjis Qadr

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Nawab Birjis Qadr
Wali (Royal title)
King of Oudh
Birjis Qadr
अवध ध्वज.gif 6th King of Awadh
Reign 10 May 1857 – 8 July 1859
Predecessor Wajid Ali Shah
Successor Post Abolished
Born (1845-08-20)20 August 1845
Qaiser Bagh, Lucknow, India
Died 14 August 1893(1893-08-14) (aged 47)
Kolkata, 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 or Nawb of Oudh.

Qadra and his subjects fought Britain's military presence in India by joining a diverse and united front of Indian kings, queens and rebels in the Revolt of 1857.


Prince Birjees Qadr migrated to Kathmandufor sake of shelter from the retributive British Army, which wrested control of Qadra's kingdom of Oudh or Lucknow from the king and his mother. He was given shelter during the rule of Jang Bahadur Ranain Nepal, against the precious jewels he managed to retain from extraction by the British. He lived in Kathmandu for eighteen years before moving to Kolkata. He was a poet and shayar. He organized many tarahi mahfil e mushairahin Kathmandu which were recorded during the same period by writer Khwaja Naeemudddin Badakhshi. The record of his majlis e mushalirahwere 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
Succeeded by


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

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