Mughal Ruler Rafi-ud-Darjat

2019-05-09 Thu

Rafi-ud-Darjat was the 10th ruler of the Mughal Empire who succeeded Farrukhsiyar in the year 1719 CE. He was the youngest son of Rahi-ush-Shan and a nephew of Azim-ush-Shan.

Rafi-ud-Darjat sat on the Mughal throne with the help of Sayyid Brothers, who take full advantage of Rafi-ud-Darjat, by making him as their puppet. Sayyid Brothers are well known as kingmakers.

Rafi-ud-Darjat was a turbulence ruler; this was one of the main reasons that he was not able to rule for a very long period of time. He ruled the Mughal Empire for only three months. After three months of his rule, he was removed by his uncle Nukusiyar and enthroned himself on Mughal throne.

This very rare gold mohur was issued by Rafi-ud-Darjat from the mint Dar-ul-Khilafat Shahjahanabad during the first year of his reign.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction