Early in the morning of 17 September 1857, amidst the fast approaching cacophony of the gun shots and war cries, 82 year old legs, heavy under the legacy of the house of Timur, quietly proceeded towards the south-east end of the Delhi Red Fort. The richest empire of the world at its peak, the 330 year old Mughal empire of India, out of which 200 years were at the Delhi Red Fort ended abruptly the moment those legs crossed the threshold of this gate. Rarely visited by the 10,000 daily visitors of the fort, this water gate today lies sealed and desolate as if it still is under the burden of its history. Earlier it opened to the Yamuna riverbank, from where Zafar hoping to find some peace took a boat to the final resting place of his forefathers - The king had left the fort.
Lone tent in more than a foot of snow at Dadarfu Valley (3300 mts), Lahaul-Spiti (Himalayas), Himachal Pradesh