"messengers hastening to Bahadur Shah, the Mogul"

Bahadur Shah II, whose full name was Abu Zafar Sirajuddin Muhammad Bahadur Shah Zafar, was the last of India's Mogul Emperors.  He reigned from 28 September 1837 to 14 September 1857.  Following the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Bahadur Shah was exiled to Rangoon, Burma where he died in 1862.