Abul Fazl did not see Jahangir as the future emperor, nor did he want him to take over the Sultanate. There came a time in the Mughal Sultanate when the political game started to get the throne.
One thing about Jahangir was famous that he was fond of alcohol and women.
Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was called the most cruel ruler, but the stories of Jahangir are no less than this. One thing about Jahangir was famous that he was fond of alcohol and women. He himself mentioned this in his autobiography ‘Tujuke Jahangiri’. Wrote- There was a time when he used to drink 20 cups of liquor in a day. Jahangir started drinking alcohol at the age of 18. There is also a story about this. Once the Mughal emperor Jahangir went on a hunt. When he felt tired, someone said drink alcohol, the tiredness will go away.
Jahangir drank alcohol and he liked it. After this, he started drinking so much alcohol that the royal doctor had to even talk about banning it. Jahangir’s attitude towards living life was quite different from that of his father Akbar. This was the reason why Jahangir did not get along at all with Navratna Abul Fazl, who wrote Akbar’s biography. A time also came when this hatred dominated Jahangir. Abul Fazl was also the reason for the sourness in the relations between Akbar and Jahangir.
story of assassination plot
Asad Beg has written in his account ‘Waqe- Asad Beg’ that the conspiracy to kill Abul Fazal was hatched when he was coming from Deccan towards Agra. Jahangir conspired with Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha to kill Abul Fazl. While coming to Agra, on the way to Abul Fazal, Bir Singh’s soldiers came waving swords wearing armor. That’s why a Rajput attacked Abul Fazl with a spear so fast that it went across.
Abul Fazl fell down from the horse. The horse went ahead trampling his body. The surprising thing was that even after this, he did not die. Blood was coming out from the body, but Bir Singh present on the spot was cursed for his betrayal. Then Bir Singh took out his sword and in one stroke beheaded Abul Fazl.
It was not acceptable to make Jahangir the emperor
Abul Fazl did not see Jahangir as the future emperor, nor did he want him to handle the Sultanate. There came a time in the Mughal Sultanate when the political game started to get the throne. Akbar’s powers were getting weaker. He was getting tired. Jahangir understood the delicacy of time and adopted every trick to get the throne.
Akbar fainted after hearing the news of Fazl’s death.
In a BBC report, Anubhuti Maurya, who teaches history at Delhi University’s Bharati College, says that when Akbar got the news of Fazal’s death, he fainted. Referring to this incident, Jahangir writes in his autobiography that I got Abul Fazal murdered. When I met Abul Fazl’s son, I did not feel guilty. My aim was to become the king. Had Abul Fazl reached the court after returning from the Deccan, I would never have become the emperor.The shocking thing has also been that after the death of the father, Abul Fazl’s son became a minister in Jahangir’s court and emerged as the most reliable.
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