|Tomb of Nawab Siraj and others, Mushidabad. tripadvisor.in|
The cemetery of Siraj has three sections. In the first enclosure interred were Sharifunnesa, Alivardi's wife,;Amina Begum, Siraj's mother, and Ghasiti Begum, his aunt. Siraj and his aunt Ghasiti Begum were buried in the same place. Ghasiti Begum, a jealous woman effected her nephew's downfall. The second enclosure has the grave of Siraj's dedicated associates like Ghulam Hussain Also include are his faithful body guards -- Abdul Hussain and Sabdul Hussain. Yet another interesting fact is the grave of Danesh fakir - the man who identified a disguised Siraj to the enemy, lies a few yards away. The final enclosure contains the tomb of Alivardi Khan, Siraj's three-year-old daughter Ummatul Zohra, and wife Lutfunessa, Aleya ( Mohanlal's sister). There is a grave of Shaukat Jang, whom Siraj himself had killed.
Tit-bits:Siraj ud-Daulah, happened to be the last independent Nawab of Bengal. His defeat at the hand of the British opened a new chapter in World History. British East India Company's imperial ambition rooted here with the take over of Bengal and later almost entire South Asia. Siraj, who succeeded his maternal grandfather, Alivardi Khan as the Nawab of Bengal in April 1756 at the age of 23, had a tough time with the English company who cheated him by not paying the taxes as per trade treaty. He declared war on the English company. Betrayed by Mir Jafar, then commander of Nawab's army and his close relation, Siraj lost the Battle of Plassey on 23 June 1757. The East India Company's army under Robert Clive invaded and the administration of Bengal fell into the hands of the Company. As for Siraj, he was finally caught and murdered on 2 July 1757 on orders from Mir Miran, his relation in Namak Haram Deorhi, Murshidabad.