10 Lines on Begum Hazrat Mahal

Begum Hazrat Mahal is counted among few women who came forward and fought for freedom. She emerged from poor family and faced many difficulties in her life. Apart from this she was beautiful, bold and brave enough to fight against East India Company.

Here, we are providing 10 simple lines on Begum of Awadh in the form of sets in very easy language which will give you detailed information about her in very short period of time. 

Ten lines on Begum Hazrat Mahal in English

Set 1

1) People know Hazrat Mahal as Begum of Awadh.

2) She was born on 1820 in Faizabad, Awadh (now in Uttar Pradesh).

3) Her original name was Mohammedi Khanum.

4) She was sold by her parents to royal agents.

5) She became courtesan by profession and entered royal harem as Khawasin (attendant).

6) She was concubine (mistress) of Nawab of Awadh.

7) She was entitled with Begum by Wajid Ali Shah (Nawab of Awadh).

8) She was second wife of Wajid Ali Shah.

9) She died on 7 April 1879 Monday, at the age of 59.

10) She died at Kathmandu, Nepal.


Set 2

1) She was named as Hazrat Mahal after the birth of his child.

2) Birjis Qadr was son of Hazrat Mahal and Wajid Ali.

3) Begum Hazrat Mahal was Shia Islam by religion.

4) Her father was slave under Ghulam Hossein Ali Khan.

5) After her husband was exiled in Calcutta, she took charge of the Awadh.

6) Begum Hazrat Mahal seized Awadh again by defeating Britishers.

7) She played an important role in Indian Rebellion of 1857.

8) She was the leader of India’s first war of Independence.

9) After Britishers occupied most part of Awadh, she moved to Nepal.

10) Begum Hazrat Mahal’s grave is located at Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) near Jama Masjid.


More than a queen, Begum Hazrat Mahalwas a great fighter and a leader. Her journey from ‘Khawasin’ to ‘begum’ and then listing in the Indian history sets an inspiration to all of us.

In honor to Begum Hazrat Mahal, a stamp of her name had been released in India on 10 May, 1984. Also, the Victoria Park of Lucknow is renamed as Begum Hazrat Mahal Park to highlight her glory in Lucknow forever.

FAQs: Frequently asked questions

Q.1 Who led the rebellion in Lucknow?

Ans. Begum Hazrat Mahal, she ruled on behalf of her son.

Q.2 Who was the last Nawab of Awadh?

Ans. Wajid Ali Khan was the last Nawab of Awadh.