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Siraj ud-Daulah

Nawab of Bengal (r.1756-57). Angered that the British East India Company was fortifying Calcutta without his permission, he occupied the city in June 1756, and was inadvertently responsible for the death of 122 British prisoners in overcrowded conditions. Betrayed and defeated at Plassey, he lost power.

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