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Alamgir was the second son of Jahandar Shah. He was 55 at the time of his accession to 1 the throne. As he had spent almost all his life in prison, he had practically no experience of administration and fighting. He was a very weak person and was merely a puppet in the hands of his Wazir Imad-ul-Mulk.

The Wazir was a man of no principles. He was extremely selfish. He put all the royal revenues into his own pocket and starved the royal family. He persecuted Ali Gauhar, the Elder Son of the Mughal Emperor. He tried to form an anti-Maratha coalition with a view to drive out the Marathas from Northern India but failed. The relations between Alamgir II and Imad-ul-Mulk were not satisfactory and the latter got him assassinated in November 1759. His body was thrown out of the window and was found lying stark naked on the Banks of the Jamuna.

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