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Yaqut Khan, 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. 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.
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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