Siraj ud-Daulah

Siraj ud-Daulah

Nawab of Bengal
Born Jan 1, 1733

Mirza Muhammad Siraj ud-Daulah, more commonly known as Siraj ud-Daulah, was the last independent Nawab of Bengal. The end of his reign marked the start of British East India Company rule over Bengal and later almost all of South Asia. He was sometimes called, and his name rendered, "Sir Roger Dowler" or "Sir Roger Dowlah" by some of his British contemporaries, and "Sau Raja Dowla" by John Holwell.… Read More

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1733 Birth Siraj was born to Zain ud-Din Ahmed Khan and Amina Begum in 1733, and soon after his birth, Siraj's maternal grandfather, was appointed the Deputy Governor of Bihar. … Read More


1746 13 Years Old Young Siraj also accompanied Alivardi on his military ventures against the Marathas in 1746. … Read More
1752 19 Years Old In May 1752, Alivardi Khan declared Siraj as his successor. … Read More


1756 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Siraj succeeded Alivardi Khan as the Nawab in April 1756 at the age of 23, under the titles of Mansur-ul-Mulk (Victory of the Country), Siraj ud (Light of the State) and Hybut Jang (Horror in War). … Read More
…  Betrayed by Mir Jafar, then commander of Nawab's army, Siraj lost the Battle of Plassey on 23 June 1757. … Read More
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