New Delhi, August 19: Prince Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy, who claims to be a descendant of Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, is a vocal figure who supports the construction of Ram temple at the disputed site where Babri Masjid once stood in Ayodhya. Recently, Prince Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy offered to donate a gold brick to build Ram temple. The self-proclaimed descendant of Mughal, however, wants the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi land to be handed over to him saying he is the rightful owner of the site as a descendant of first Mughal emperor Babar, who constructed Babri Masjid in 1529.
Prince Tucy has also urged President Ram Nath Kovind to send him as his 'Peace Ambassador' to Jammu and Kashmir to carry forward the message of peace after the state lost its special status under Article 370. Prince Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy Supports Construction Of Ram Temple; Says, 'If temple Is Built, He Will Lay The Foundation Stone'.
Who is Prince Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy?
Prince Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy lives at Sri Datta Nagar in Kanchan Bagh, Hyderabad. Tucy wears royal robes in public events and on important occasions, but maintains a low profile. In all his documents, including his birth certificate, marriage certificate, Tucy has the prefix "Prince" in his name. "Though I wear my royal robes on important occasions at other times, I live an ordinary life. I can be seen in shorts and banian in my farmhouse in Shamshabad. Or I am riding by two-wheeler dressed in jeans and T-shirt,” Prince Tucy was quoted by TOI as saying.
Uzbekistan government recognized Prince Yaqub Habeebuddin Tucy after DNA testing as the descendant of Mughal emperor Babur and invited him with to Tashkent to celebrate the anniversary of his forefather as a government guest in 2015 with due protocol. "I was asked to remove my royal cap for my passport photograph. I told them I was royalty and that I visit different countries where Mughals are respected and that the royal robes and cap are my identity. I was allowed to take the picture in my attire," Prince Tucy said.
He is proud of the fact that he belongs to a family which fought British. "Bahadur Shah Zafar was a true freedom fighter. He did not give in to the British. I come from a family that has such a nationalist spirit," Prince Tucy says.