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. The tomb took four years to complete at the cost of Rupees three lakhs.
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(1577–1645) was the most powerful and historical figure of the 17th century She ruled India with elegance.
Jahangir's addiction to opium and alcohol made it easier for Nur Jahan to exert her influence, she effectively wielded power & was recognized as the real force behind the Mughal throne, & exercised political authority with intelligence & courage.
1. Mehr-un-Nissa was born on 31 May 1577 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, into Persian aristocrat family.
2. At festival of Nauroz in 1611, Jahangir first set eyes upon her remarkable beauty & married her within two months. He first gave her the title Nur Mahal "Light of the Palace" which he changed in 1616 to Nur Jahan, or "Light of the World."
3. She was the twentieth and the most favorite wife of Jahangir.
4. Once she entered the male court without any hesitation, which was a courageous act of that orthodox time.
5. Her artistic achievements include the Mughal gardens of Kashmir and Agra, the tomb of her father Itmad-ud-daula.
6.She was the only Mughal empress to have coinage struck in her name.
7. She is reported to have slain four tigers with six bullets during one hunt, and someone said;
"Though Nur Jahan be in form a woman,
In the ranks of men she's a tiger-slayer". 8. In 1626, Jahangir was captured by rebels while on his way to Kashmir. Nur Jahan intervened & ordered the ministers to organize an attack on the enemy.
9. She was also poetess and composed Persian poems under the assumed name of Makhfi (meaning hidden).
10. Nur Jahan died in 1645, and is buried with her daughter "Ladli Begum" at Shahdara Bagh in Lahore, Pakistan, near the tomb of Jahangir.
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