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Sidi Yaqub, also known as Yaqub Khan, was a Mughal Admiral and coastal chieftain from Murud Janjira. Born into a Koli family, he had converted to Islam during his childhood after being taken to jail and then growing 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 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.[full citation needed]
In 1689 the strong Mughal fleet from Janjira commanded by the Sidi Yaqub and manned by Mappila and Abyssinians firmly blockaded Bombay. 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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