Sultana Begum

Destitute ‘heir’ of India’s emperors demands royal residence

Destitute ‘heir’ of India’s emperors demands royal residence

  • Sultana Begum's case rests on her claim that her late husband’s lineage can be traced to Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last emperor to reign
  • After a massive rebellion blamed on an already frail Zafar in the 1850s, British forces executed 10 of the ruler's surviving sons despite the royal family’s surrender
By AFP ·