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Who took the peacock throne & kohinoor diamand from india,please mention the name of the king

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Asked by RATHNAKAR, 20 Feb '08 09:50 pm
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Nadir Shah of Persia took both.
The peacock throne or Takht-e-Taus became the royal throne for the Persian Kings or Shahs. Now it is in a museum.
After Nadir Shah's death the Kohinoor went into the hands of Afghan rulers.
One of them handed it to Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Punjab.
The British Governor General Lord Dalhousie managed to cajole Ranjit Singh's successor, the boy king Duleep Singh, to part with the Kohinoor and he took it to Britain where it is now part of the British Crown jewels.
Answered by joyoti sen, 20 Feb '08 09:57 pm

 
  
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The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, famous for building the Taj Mahal, had the stone placed into his ornate Peacock Throne. His son, Aurangazeb, imprisoned his ailing father at nearby Agra Fort. Legend has it that he had the Kohinoor positioned near a window so that Shah Jahan could see the Taj only by looking at its reflection in the stone. There it stayed until the invasion of Nadir Shah in 1739 and the sacking of Agra and Delhi. Along with the Peacock Throne, he also carried off the Koh-i-noor to Persia in 1739. It was allegedly Nadir Shah who exclaimed Koh-i-Noor! when he finally managed to obtain the famous stone, and this is how the stone gained its present name. There is no reference to this name before 1739.

The valuation of the Kohinoor is given in the legend that one of Nadir Shah's consorts supposedly said, "If a strong man should take five stones, and throw one north, one south, one east, and one west, and the last straight up into the air, and the space between filled with g ...more
Answered by Amit Mandal, 20 Feb '08 09:53 pm

 
  
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Nadir shah
Answered by copeland, 20 Feb '08 09:52 pm

 
  
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