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Muhammad Azam Shah
Lord of Ahmedabad

Other styles: Ali-jah
, Azam Tara

Positions Held

Subedar of Bengal 1678-88
Subedar of Malwa


Third son of the emperor Alamgir, he was crowned emperor in the garden of Shalimar, Ahmadabad, after the death of his father, and whilst his eldest brother Bahadur Shah was absent in Kabul, on the 4th of March 1707. He was soon after slain, together with his two sons, Bedar Bakht and Walaljah, in a battle fought against his eldest brother at Jajowan between Agra and Dholpur.

Place of death: Jajowan
Place of burial: Mausoleum of Humayan, Delhi




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R.M. Eaton. The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204–1760. Berkeley; Los Angeles; London: University of California Press, 1993.
3. H.G. Keene. An Oriental Biographical Dictionary Founded on Materials Collected by Thomas William Beale. London: W. H. Allen & Co., Limited, 1894.

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