Story of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb’s Siblings

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar education

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Born on 3 November 1618, emperor of India from 1658 to 1707, the last of the great Mughal emperors. He remains to be one of the most controversial figures in history.

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Dara Shikoh

Dara Shikoh was put to death by his younger brother Aurangzeb. Dara's blatant favouritism among the society gave rise to animosity, hence he was executed.

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Murad Baksh

After three years in prison, he was executed on December 14, 1661, at Gwalior Fort. With the death of his last brother, Aurangzeb became the undisputed ruler of the Mughal Empire.


Shah Shuja

A battle took place on 5 January 1659 at the Battle of Khajwa (Fatehpur district, Uttar Pradesh, India), where Shuja was defeated by Aurangzeb. He was deserted by his own army later.


Jahanara Begum

Jahanara Begum accompanied her father Shah Jahan when he was put in prison by Aurangzeb and gave up all luxuries of life. She was one of the most dynamic Mughal woman.


Roshanara Begum

Aurangzeb arranged for his sister to be discretely poisoned. It is said that she died in great pain, ' swollen out like a hogshead, leaving behind her the name of great lasciviousness'.

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