Sultana Begun poses for a photo near the cramped two-room hut where she lives in Kolkata. Photo: AFP
Sultana Begun poses for a photo near the cramped two-room hut where she lives in Kolkata. Photo: AFP
India

Slum-dwelling ‘heir’ to India’s Mughal dynasty claims ownership of New Delhi’s Red Fort

  • Sultana Begum, who lives in a slum on the outskirts of Kolkata, is the widow of man purported to be the great-grandson of India’s last Mughal ruler
  • She has spent the past decade petitioning authorities to recognise her royal status – and has lodged a court case claiming ownership of the capital’s Red Fort

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Sultana Begun poses for a photo near the cramped two-room hut where she lives in Kolkata. Photo: AFP
Sultana Begun poses for a photo near the cramped two-room hut where she lives in Kolkata. Photo: AFP
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