In the competition to sit on the throne of the Mughalia Sultanate, the princes have been thirsty for each other’s blood. To end this enmity, Akbar had taken a strange decision which proved to be very wrong.
Khusro Mirza and Parvez Mirza with Jahangir
The throne of the Mughal Sultanate was such a dream that to fulfill Mughal princes Used to do anything. Everything went well till Akbar. After that, the rivalry between the princes for the throne kept on increasing. Akbar tried to break it.Jalaluddin This attempt snatched her child from a Rajput mother and Mughalia Made each other’s blood thirsty. Today in History-Mystery, the story of such a prince who could never get the throne, but first lost his eyesight and also his life in the dream of becoming an emperor.
This story starts from the year 1569. This was the same year when Akbar’s dream was fulfilled and Prince Salim was born. The same Salim who later came to be known as Jahangir. Salim was the first child of Akbar and the eldest of the three brothers. Until the age of 18, Salim was Akbar’s favorite prince Har, but after that he drowned in alcohol and concubines in such a way that he could not be seen by Akbar. Historians believe that the story of Anarkali must also have been from this period. Akbar got Salim married to Man Bai, the princess of Amer. Manbai was the sister of Man Singh who was one of the Navratnas of Akbar.
Akbar took the decision regarding the heir
Salim’s attitude did not improve even after marriage. Akbar had two more princes whose names were Murad and Daniyal. Akbar was unable to decide who should be made the heir. The enmity between the three princes was also increasing. In 1587, Manbai gave birth to a prince. Akbar named it Khusro. Salim was still immersed in alcohol and concubines. Akbar got Salim married twice more. This did not improve Salim, but Manbai’s mental condition worsened. Akbar adopted his grandson Khusro at the behest of his Begum Ruqaiya.
Akbar decided to make Khusrau his heir.
Khusro was very virtuous and handsome. Salim’s actions were getting worse. Meanwhile, Akbar decided to make Khusro his successor. Manbai’s mental condition had completely deteriorated. It is said that Manbai had committed suicide. Akbar died in 1605, but just a few days before that, Akbar withdrew the order to give the throne to Khusro and made Salim his successor, who was called Jahangir.
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Khusro was sitting expecting to see himself on the throne. He was shocked by Akbar’s decision. He used to oppose Walid Salim earlier regarding the injustice done to his mother. In such a situation, he played the bugle of rebellion. His maternal uncle Man Singh also supported him in this. When Jahangir came to know about the rebellion, he first suppressed the soldiers involved in the rebellion along with Khusro and then got Khusro’s eyes burst. Historian Bamber Goiscon has confirmed this in his book The Great Mughals. He also writes that Jahangir was a very cruel emperor. He had cut off the hands of a servant and then buried one of his own daughters alive.
Eyesight gone, but no dream of throne
Khusro was the son of Jahangir, when Khusro’s eyes were gouged out, Salim ordered his treatment. Treatment was also done, but the eyes could not be completely cured, it is said that some light of Khusro’s eyes had returned. Once again the dream of throne started growing in his eyes. By that time, Jahangir’s Parvez, Khurram, Shahryar and other princes had become claimants to the throne.
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Brother himself got the murder done
Jahangir sent his son Khurram on an expedition to the South. Khurram knew that he could not sit on the throne as long as Khusro was there, because Khusro was the eldest child of Jahangir. In such a situation, Khurram conspired and took Khusro with him. In 1621 he got Khusro killed. Khurram was the sixth son of Jahangir, but he made such a move that in 1631 he was made the successor of Jahangir. This Khurram was later known as Shah Jahan.
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