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  World   Asia  07 Sep 2017  Yangon: PM visits Mughal ruler Bahadur Shah Zafar's grave, pays tribute

Yangon: PM visits Mughal ruler Bahadur Shah Zafar's grave, pays tribute

PTI
Published : Sep 7, 2017, 2:50 pm IST
Updated : Sep 7, 2017, 2:50 pm IST

Bahadur Shah Zafar died at the age of 87 in then Rangoon, where he was exiled to by the British after the revolt of 1857.

Modi visited the 'Mazar' of the emperor in Yangon and paid floral tributes. (Photo: PTI)
 Modi visited the 'Mazar' of the emperor in Yangon and paid floral tributes. (Photo: PTI)

Yangon: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the grave of last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar in Yangon and paid his respects.

Modi visited the 'Mazar' of the emperor in Yangon and paid floral tributes.

The Prime Minister also tweeted a picture of himself at the Mughal ruler's grave.

Zafar, who was also a prolific Urdu poet and calligrapher, died at the age of 87 in then Rangoon, where he was exiled to by the British after the revolt of 1857.

Tags: narendra modi, bahadur shah zafar, modi in myanmar, bahadur shah zafar's grave
Location: Myanmar, Rangoon [Yangon], Rangoon (Yangon)