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H.H Shahzada Sultan Sulaiman Shikoh in a conversation with a scholar circa.1655

October 5, 1655
Mughal Art
Shah Jahan 1627–1658

H.H Shahzada Sultan Sulaiman Shikoh in a conversation with a scholar circa.1655



H.H Shahzada Sultan Sulaiman Shikoh Son of H.R.H. Padshahzada-i-Buzurg Martaba, Jalal-ul-Kadir, Sultan Muhammad Dara Shikoh, Shah-i-Buland Iqbal Grandson of H.M. Al-Sultan al-'Azam wal Khaqan al-Mukarram, Abu'l-Muzaffar Shihab ud-din Muhammad, Sahib-i-Qiran-i-Sani, Shah Jahan I Padshah Ghazi Zillu'llah [Firdaus-Ashiyani], Emperor of India. Born at Sultanpur, 15th March 1635 (s/o Nadira Banu Begum). Naib Subadar of Kabul 1652-1653. Appointed to an Imperial mansab of 10,000 zat and 6,000 sawar 16th January 1654, prom. to 12,000 zat and 7,000 sawar 15th February 1655, prom. to 8,000 sawar 21st January 1656, prom. to 15,000 zat and 10,000 sawar 10th December 1657. Imprisoned at Salimgarh on the orders of his uncle on 8th January 1661, and transferred to the Fort of Gwalior 14th January 1661. m. (first) at Srinagar, Kashmir, 15th July 1651, a daughter of Khawaja 'Abdul-Rahman bin 'Abdul-'Aziz Naqshabandi. m. (second) at Delhi, 14th April 1654, Anup Kunwar Bai Sahiba, daughter of Rao Shri Amar Singh, of Nagaur, by his wife, a sister of 'Umdat ul-Umara, Mirza Raja Shri Jai Singh I Bahadur, Raja of Amber. m. (third) at Delhi, 5th November 1656, a daughter of Mirza Bahram, cdr. of 1,500 zat and 300 sawar. m. (fourth) at Srinagar, August 1658, a daughter of Amir ul-Umara, Raja Prithvi Pat Shah, Raja of Garhwal. m. (fifth) Indar Kumari (same as the fourth wife?). m. (sixth) Munawar Bai. He d. (poisoned with pousta) a prisoner at Gwalior Fort, May 1662 (bur. Traitor's Cemetery there), having had issue, two daughters: i) Nawab Salima Banu Begum Sahiba. m. at Delhi, 28th June 1672, Shahzada Muhammad Akbar Mirza (b. at Aurangabad, 21st September 1657; d. at Farah/Garmsir, Persia, 22nd March 1706, bur. Mashhad), fourth son of H.M. Al-Sultan al-'Azam wal Khaqan al-Mukarram, Abu'l-Muzaffar Muhi ud-din Muhammad Aurangzeb Bahadur 'Alamgir Padshah Ghazi, Emperor of India, by his chief consort, Shahzadi Dilrus Banu Begum Sahiba alias Rabia Daurani, elder daughter of Shahzada Badi uz-Zaman Mirza [Shah Nawaz Khan] of Persia. She d. after August 1719, having had issue, one son. ii) Nawab Fatima Banu Begum Sahiba (?). m. at Delhi, 1678, Khawaja Baha-ud-din, son of Khwaja Parsa, by his wife, a daughter of Subhan Quli Khan, of Balkh. She d. November/December 1706. Mughal Library

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