Akbar had three sons named Salim, Murad and Daniyal; in addition, Hamida Bano and Meeti Begum passed away at an early age.

Akbar was an exceptional warrior, ruler, and human being. Unable to read or write himself, but with vast knowledge in music, art and poetry – including staging discussions among representatives from diverse faiths – Akbar made for an inspiring ruler who made lasting change happen for everyone he came in contact with.

Salim (Jehangir)


Salim was Akbar’s eldest son and succeeded him as Mughal Emperor in 1605. Known for his appreciation of art, Salim preserved many paintings created during Akbar’s rule.

Under his reign as Emperor, Jehangirnama was written. This work documented various aspects of nature such as biology, botany, zoology and geography.

The Jehangirnama was such an exhaustive work that scientists still refer to it today for research purposes. At this same time, Salim founded India’s first veterinary school – his paintings alone stand as testaments of his artistic talent and passion.


Painting of Murad

Murad was the son of Humayun and Hamida Banu Begum and took his place as Emperor from 1556-1605, expanding the Empire while serving as an expert military strategist.

He was well known as a fair and orderly ruler who abolished restrictions on religions. For instance, taxes on Hindus were eliminated and they were hired in higher positions within his government. Furthermore, he formed alliances with Hindu families while permitting them to practice their faith freely.

His favorite son was Daniyal, but he died while under his rule. Jahangir then took over as King. Jahangir was beloved king who deeply cared for both his children and mother Bibi Salima; living an extravagant lifestyle and marrying many Egyptian wives along the way.


Image of Daniyal

Daniyal is an intelligent baby boy with plenty of charm and energy. His quick wit helps build quick relationships while his creativity allows him to turn any profession into art. Additionally, his positive outlook and inspiring nature makes him an inspiring presence to be around.

Akbar the Great was an extraordinary strategist and historian, considered to have a profound understanding of history. Additionally, he was also known for being a skilled poet and writer – his father considered him an extraordinary talent and held him up as an example for future generations to follow.

His religiously inclusive rule can be seen through his marriages with Hindu princesses and policies that sought to maintain non-Muslim loyalty within his empire. This was evidenced through cross-cultural marriages and policies concerning religion which served to retain such loyalty among non-Muslim subjects in his empire.

Firoze Khannum

Hasan and Hussain were twin sons born to Mariam-uz-Zamani on 19 October 1564 but did not survive much beyond birth, passing away shortly thereafter.

Jahangir was an appreciator of art and preserved paintings from his time. Additionally, he fostered freedom of religion and abolished pilgrimage and Jizya taxes.

Firoze Khannum was an affectionate and helpful woman, much loved by her brother Jahangir. It is said she interceded on several occasions for state infringers seeking pardon, and also took great pleasure in growing flowers as part of a gardener hobby. Firoze Khannum was Akbar’s last child before dying in 1653.

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