KOH E NOOR Diamond History tells you that it’s the world largest known diamond which of 105.5 diameter carrots in currently now in possession of THE GREAT Britain’s Queen. Koh e noor was found in ANDRAH PRADESH, INDIA along with its twin DARYA-YE-NOOR. From time to time many battles were fought over this diamond and strangely it belonged to almost all nations of ASIA which include IRANIS, AFGANIS, TURUKS, CHINESE and many more. According to legend the first official hearing of diamond is mentioned in 1526 in BABUR’s times. BABUR named this ”the diamond of Babar” ”HEERA E BABBAR”. Babbar won this diamond in a battle fought with Ibrahim Lodi and seized it from him.
Later on from HEIR to HEIR this diamond passed down and then to SHAH JAHAN, famous for building TAJ MAHAL. Shah jahan’s son over throwed his father off the throne and imprisoned him. He placed the diamond in the window of his father’s prison so that his father can see the great TAJ MAHAL in the reflection of the diamond.
Later Aurangzeb (the son of SHAH JAHAN) placed the diamond in the his famous peacock throne. He also took it to PERSIA as a sign of elegance and superiority. After coming back from PERSIA he placed the diamond in the badshahi mosque. In 1739 NADIR SHAH of IRAN attacked and took the diamond in his treasure this is was the time when this diamond got its present name. Nadir shah praised this diamond by saying that
”If a strong man should take five stones, and throw one north, one south, one east, and one west, and the last straight up into the air, and the space between filled with gold and gems, that would equal the value of the Koh-i- Noor.
After the assassination of Nadir Shah in 1747, the stone came into the hands of his general, Ahmad Shāh Durrānī of Afghanistan. In 1830, Shujāh Shāh Durrānī, the deposed ruler of Afghanistan, managed to flee with the diamond. He went to Lahore where RANJIT Singh forced him to surrender it; in return for this, RANJIT Singh won back the Afghan throne for Shah Shuja.
SO after this Koh e Noor diamond came in possession of RANJIT singh of LAHORE. Ranjit singh died in 1839, according to his will the diamond was the property of his successor but the British took the diamond to ENGLAND and presented it to the Queen. LATER there was a treaty signed in which a term was included to officially hand over the diamond to the Queen. One of the terms of the Treaty of Lahore, the legal agreement formalizing this occupation, was as follows:
”The gem called the Koh e Noor which was taken from Shah Shuja-ul-Mulk by Maharajah Ranjit Singh shall be surrendered by the Maharajah of Lahore to the Queen of England.”
Now the main question is that all of the media countless timed questioned Queen to hand over the diamond back to its right owner but the answer to this question was always a no because this diamond is a part of queen’s crown since 1839 and it will be against the code of conduct and honor of the queen to remove it. Now many people have discussed that who is the real owner of the diamond INDIA OR PAKISTAN?. The diamond was found in the mines of kollar in India but in the most recent handovers it was in LAHORE. So this matter can only be raised if queen agrees to give the diamond back. Koh e Noor Diamond History pushes to the owners that it’s been stolen by…? 😉