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Consider the following statements:
1.  The Saiyid brothers- Abdullah Khan and Hussain Ali Khan, were widely known as the ‘King maker’.
2.  The Maratha Prince Shahuji was released by the Mughal Emperor Bhadur Shah I.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?



A
Only 1
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B
Only 2
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C
Both 1 and 2
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D
None of the above
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Solution

The correct option is C Both 1 and 2

Farrukh Siyar ascended the Delhi throne with the support of Saiyd brothers. They were known as king makers. After the death of Farrukh Siyar the saiyd brother crowned two young princes – Raj-ud, Parajat and Rayi-ud-Raula- in quick succession whose rule lasted from 1719-1748.
The Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah I ordered the release of Shahuji the son of Maratha sardar Sombhaji and grandson of Chhatrapti Shivaji – from the Mughal custoday but did not recognize him as the legal heir to the Maratha Kingdom.


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