Neku Siyar

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Niku Siyyar
Titular Mughal Emperor
Predecessor Shah Jahan II
Successor Mohammed Ibrahim
Born before 6 October 1679
Died 12 April 1723 (aged 43)
Salimgarh, Delhi
Burial Maysoleum of Qutbiddin Kaki, Delhi

Alam mirza(1713-1718)

  • Ulfat un nisa begum(1716-1770)
  • Raziat un nisa begum(1720-1724)
Full name
Muhammad Shah Nekusiyar Timur II Padshah Zaman
Dynasty Timurid
Father Sultan Muhammad Akbar
Mother Salima Banu Begum
Religion Islam

Neku Siyar, or Nikusiyar Mohammed, was a claimaint to the throne of India. He had been in prison from 1681 to 1719 and initiated a war to seize the throne in 1719. He was son of rebel Muhammad Akbar, son of Aurangzeb and was brought up in a harem in Agra. In 1702 The Prince Apointed Subehdar of Sindh by Aurangzeb he seved until 1707.

The local Minister Birbal (not the Birbal of Akbar's fame) used him as puppet and proclaimed him emperor, but since the prince had spent his life inside harem and talked like a catamite, he was laughingly ignored and again put in jail by the Syed Brothers.[1]

He died in 1723 at age of 43.[2]

War of Succession and fate[edit]

On 18 May 1719, the local governor of Agra; Birbal, brought out Prince Nekusiyar from his harem prison and, in order to enhance his own powers, proclaimed him Emperor of India at Agra Fort.

However, an ambition so grand just couldn't be accomplished, and the Syed Brothers defeated both Nekuseyar and Birbal by June and deposed both of them from their former posts.

Nekusiyar was arrested on 13 August 1719 and again placed in his old harem prison at Agra. However, soon after, he was shifted to Salimgarh in Delhi where he died on 12 April 1723 at the age of 43.

Personal life[edit]

He married to sabnam un nisa begum The daughter of His grandfather Emperor Aurangzeb and his chief consort zeb-un-nissa begum on 1705 at Deccan by Aurangzeb He had three children's two daughters and 1 son He was also Great Maternal Grandson of Dara Shikoh The eldest son of Emperor Shah Jahan. His maternal uncle Prince Junaid Shikoh and Maternal Grandfather Sulaiman Shikoh.


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