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Zabita Khan
Zabita Khan
Rohilla
Rohilla
(died 21 January 1785) was Rohilla
Rohilla
chieftain in the time of the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II. He was the son of the Rohilla
Rohilla
Sardar
Sardar
Najib-ud-Daula, who founded the city of Najibabad. Zabita Khan
Zabita Khan
is also known to have fought alongside his father during the Battle of Panipat in 1761. After the death of his father on 30 October 1770, Zabita took over. During his rule, the Marathas captured, first Delhi
Delhi
in 1771 and then Rohilkhand
Rohilkhand
in 1772,[1] forcing him to flee to the camp of the Nawab of Awadh, Shuja-ud-Daula[citation needed]. Zabita Khan
Zabita Khan
was accused by Mirza Najaf Khan
Mirza Najaf Khan
of high treason after allying himself with the Sikhs in order to become the official Mir Bakshi (state treasurer) of the Mughal Empire; his son Abdul Qadir was also accused of betrayal. After the Rohilla
Rohilla
War of 1773-4, his territory was annexed into the Mughal Empire. See also[edit]

Shah Alam II Mirza Najaf Khan

References[edit]

^ N. G. Rathod. The Great Maratha Mahadaji Scindia. pp. 7–8. 

Further reading[edit]

Fall of the Moghul Empire of Hindu

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