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Sidi Yaqub

Yaqut Khan,[1] was a Mughal Admiral and coastal chieftain from Murud Janjira, he was a Hindu Koli from royal family of Guhagar. He was son of koli Patil of guhagar and in childhood, he was taken to jail and after that he grew in a Siddi Muslim family. There he got his new name as Qasim Khan and after becoming admiral of Mughal navy, he was titled of Yakut Khan. He became a Muslim koli.[2][3][4][5] he fought the British East India Company during the Child's War. and later when the Ganj-i-Sawai and other Mughal vessels, were captured by the pirates: Henry Every and the fallen Thomas Tew.[6]

In 1689 the strong Mughal fleet from Janjira commanded by the Sidi Yaqub and manned by Mappila and Abyssinians firmly blockaded Bombay.[7] After a year of resistance, the English surrendered, and in 1690 the company sent envoys to Aurangzeb's camp to plead for a pardon.

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  1. ^ Richards, J.F. (1995). The Mughal Empire. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521566032. Retrieved 2015-04-10.
  2. ^ Campbell, Sir James MacNabb (1883). Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Kolába and Janjira. Government Central Press.
  3. ^ Palsokar, R. D.; Reddy, T. Rabi (1995). Bajirao I: an outstanding cavalry general. Reliance Pub. House. ISBN 9788185972947.
  4. ^ Ali, Shanti Sadiq (1996). The African Dispersal in the Deccan: From Medieval to Modern Times. Orient Blackswan. ISBN 9788125004851.
  5. ^ Kincaid, Charles Augustus; Pārasanīsa, Dattātraya Baḷavanta (1922). A History of the Maratha People. H. Milford, Oxford University Press.
  6. ^ Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World
  7. ^ Faruki, Z. (1935). Aurangzeb & his times. Idarah-i Adabiyāt-i Delli. Retrieved 2015-04-10.