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77/365 – Mumtaz Mahal

Name: Mumtaz Mahal
Full name: Arjumand Banu Begum
Tenure: 8 November 1627 – 17 June 1631
Spouse: Shah Jahan
Huralnissa Begum
Jahanara Begum
Dara Shukoh
Shah Shuja
Roshanara Begum
Ummid Baksh
Banu Begum
Murad Baksh
Sanjay deo Baksh
Gauhara Begum

House: Timurid
Father: Abdul Hasan Asaf Khan
Born: April 1593 Agra, Mughal Empire
Died: 17 June 1631 Burhanpur, Mughal Empire
Burial: Taj Mahal
Religion: Islam



Mumtaz Mahal (April 1593 – 17 June 1631) born as Arjumand Banu Begum was a Mughal Empress and chief consort of emperor Shah Jahan. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Taj Mahal, Agra was constructed by her husband as her final resting place.

Arjumand Banu Begum was born in Agra into a family of Persian nobility, as a daughter of Abdul Hasan Asaf Khan, making her a niece (and later daughter-in-law) of Empress Nur Jehan, the wife of the emperor Jahangir. Arjumand Banu Begum was married at the age of 19, on 10 May 1612, to Prince Khurram, known as Shah Jahan, who conferred upon her the title “Mumtaz Mahal”. Though betrothed to Shah Jahan in 1607, she ultimately became his third wife, in 1612, and was his favorite. She died in Burhanpur in the Deccan (now in Madhya Pradesh) during the birth of their fourteenth child, a daughter named Gauhara Begum.

Mumtaz Mahal mothered fourteen children by Shah Jahan, including Aurangzeb, Shah Jahan’s successor, the Imperial Prince Dara Shukoh the heir apparent anointed by Shah Jahan and Jahanara Begum, the Imperial Princess.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumtaz_Mahal

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