The Mountain Of Light…
The 186-carat gem, whose name means Mountain of Light in Persian and was described by one Mughal emperor as being “worth half the daily expense of the whole world”, carried with it a curse and a 750-year bloodstained history of murder, megalomania and treachery. It is still a subject of speculation that the Syamantaka and the Kohinoor are the same diamond. Any concrete evidence of Kohinoor diamond owner in the history is of Maharajah Ranjit Singh.
After the Second Anglo-Sikh War ended in 1849 Duleep Singh gave the Koh-i-noor to Lord Dalhousie in the context of the Treaty of Lahore. He was 10 years old and his mother the regent, Jind Kaur, had been taken from him. From there the East India Company agents prepared the Koh-i-noor for shipment to the British court.
Kohinoor has been one of the most famous diamonds in human history. Its magnanimous traits and size make it as the most desirable precious stone. … Kohinoor was originally 793 carats when uncut which makes the biggest diamond in the world.
Kohinoor cannot be said to be forcibly taken or stolen as it was given by the successors of Maharaja Ranjit Singh to East India Company in 1849 as compensation for helping them in the Sikh wars.
The legendary Kohinoor diamond may never return to India. The government today told the Supreme Court that it cannot force the United Kingdom to return the famous jewel to India since it was neither stolen nor forcibly taken away, but gifted to the British. … “Everybody is claiming the Kohinoor.
The source at the PR team of the Buckingham Palace has revealed that the Queen has expressed her desire to return the world-famous crown jewel to India, after a gap of 170 years. But they have a condition – Team India will have to win the World Cup 2015. But unfortunately is was failed.
The Government of India further reiterates its resolve to make all possible efforts to bring back the Kohinoor Diamond in an amicable manner,” the statement said. The Koh-i-Noor is not a stolen object
Kohinoor was also bartered and gifted, but never sold to anyone. Kohinoor is one of the most expensive diamonds on the Queen’s crown. The whole value of the stunning diamonds of the crown would account to roughly between $10 and $12 billion
It forms a lifeline for people who travel between these two cities for their livelihood. The British Company still earns a royalty of 1 crore 20 lakhs from India every year.
It’s currently valued at USD 350 million or Rs 23,28,95,07,500 in Indian Money and has also made a name for itself as a cursed stone that brings bad luck or death to its owners.
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