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Sidi Yaqub

Siddi Yaqut Khan,[1] was a Mughal Admiral and coastal chieftain from Murud Janjira, 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.[2]

In 1689 the strong Mughal fleet from Janjira commanded by the Sidi Yaqub and manned by Mappila and Abyssinians firmly blockaded Bombay.[3] 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. ^ Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World
  3. ^ Faruki, Z. (1935). Aurangzeb & his times. Idarah-i Adabiyāt-i Delli. Retrieved 2015-04-10.