The successors of the Mughals are known as Later Mughals. Bahadur Shah succeeded Aurangzeb in 1707. The Later Mughals had to fight numerous battles against the Afghan rulers and the English East India Company. Now the question is Who was the Last Mughal Emperor? Let’s find out
Bahadur Shah I (1707-1712): His original Name-Muazzam, Title-Shah Alam I.
Jahandar Shah (1712-1713): He Ascended the throne with the help of Zulfikar Khan, Abolished Jaziya.
Farrukh Siyar (1713-1719): He Ascended the throne with the help of Sayyid brothers-Abduall Khan and Hussain Khan.
Muhammad Shah (1719-1748): In 1738-39, Nadir Shah raided India and took away Thakht-i-Taus (the peacock throne) and Kohinoor diamond.
Ahmed Shah (1748-1754): Ahmad Shah Abdali (General of Nadir Shah) marched towards Delhi and Mughals ceded Punjab and Multan.
Alamgir II (1754-1759): Ahmad Shah occupied Delhi. Later, Delhi was plundered by Marathas.
Shah Alam II (1759-1806): Nazib Khan became very powerful in Delhi so much so that he could not enter Delhi for 12 years.
Akbar II (1806-1837): Pensioner of East India Company.
Bahadur Shah II (1837-1857): Last Mughal Emperor who was made premier during the 1857 revolt. He was deported to Rangoon (Burma, now Mayanmar) in 1858 where he died in 1862.
So, now you know Bahadur Shah Zafar was the last ruler of the Mughal Empire. After the revolt of 1857, his sons and grandsons were shot dead by the British and he was pensioned off to Rangoon (Yangon, Myanmar) by the British where he died in 1862. His death marked the end of the Mughal Empire.
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