Imad-ul-Mulk, a persecutor of the Mughal imperial family, holds a banquet.
Patthargarh fort (literally meaning: "stone stronghold") outside Najibabad, built by Najib ad-Dawlah in 1755, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Alamgir II.
Mughal artillerymen at Plassey during the Carnatic Wars.
Maratha Confederacy at its zenith in 1760, the Peshwa discussed abolishing the Mughal Empire and placing Vishwasrao on the imperial throne in Delhi.
the Mughal Ambassador
A portrait of Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau.
Silver rupee issued in the name of Alamgir II, date of AH 1172 (c. 1758).
Ahmad Shah Durrani.
Timur Shah Durrani.

In the year 1755, De Bussy received letter from the newly ordained Mughal Emperor Alamgir II requesting French assistance to put down the Maratha Confederacy.

- Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau

Throughout Alamgir II's reign French commandant de Bussy and Lally and their allies such as Salabat Jung and Hyder Ali greatly contributed to the advancement of forces in the Deccan opposed to the utter dominance of the Maratha renegades, their achievements had earned them fame throughout the influential circles within the Mughal Empire.

- Alamgir II

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Salabat Jung

The 3rd son of Nizam-ul-Mulk.

The 3rd son of Nizam-ul-Mulk.

A late 18th century, Bidriware Hookah base at Louvre, provides an insight into the alliance between Salabat Jung and De Bussy.

After Muzaffar Jung (his nephew) was killed by the Afghans on 13 February 1751, Mir Sa'id Muhammad Khan was proclaimed as the new Nizam near Lakkireddipalli Pass, by the French under De Bussy with the title Asaf-ad-Daulah, Nawab Said Muhammad Khan Bahadur, Salabat Jung, Zafar Jung, Nawab Subahdar of the Deccan.

He was promoted to the title of Amir-ul-Mamalik by the Emperor Alamgir II.