Mughal Emperor Jahangir gave the Title ‘English-Khan’ to:

  1. Albuquerque
  2.  Fransisco Almida
  3.  William Hawkins
  4.  Henry the Navigator


Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 14th May 2015 in History.
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    Option 3 ( William Hawkins ) is the right answer.

    Sir William Hawkins was a representative of the English East India Company notable for being the commander of Hector, the first company ship to anchor at Surat in India in 1608. Hawkins travelled to Agra to negotiate consent for a factory from Emperor Jahangir in 1609.

    Jahangir called him “English Khan“. This English Khan was able to persuade the emperor to grant a commission for an English factory at Surat but under the Pressure of the Portuguese Viceroy, the grant was withdrawn. Hawkins lived in the court of Mughal emperor till 1611, tried to reverse the orders, but the Portuguese influence over the King was impregnable. He returned in disgust on November 2, 1611. He died a couple of years later.

    Harsh Vardhan Professor Answered on 14th May 2015.
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