Mirza Najaf Khan

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Mirza Najaf Khan, the commander-in-chief of the Mughal Army.

Najaf Khan (1723– April 26, 1782) was a Persian adventurer from Isfahan in the court of Mughal emperor Shah Alam II.[citation needed] He came to India around 1740[citation needed] and may even have come a year earlier His sister married into the family of the Nawab of Awadh.[citation needed] He also held the title of Deputy Wazir of Awadh.[citation needed] He served during the Battle of Buxar and his main contribution in history was as the highest commander of the Mughal army from 1772 till his death in April 1782.[citation needed]

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