Akbar (AD 1556-1605)


Akbar was crowned at Kalanaur at the age of 13 years in 1556.

Akbar reoccupied Delhi and Agra in the second battle of Panipat with Hemu, a general of Adil Shah in 1556.

Akbar’s armies had conquered Kash-mir,Sindh, Orrisa, Central India and also conquered Gujarat (1572-1573) and Bengal (1574-1576).

Akbar’s last campaign was against Asirgarh, resulting in the annexation of Khandesh (1601).

He built the Buland Darwaza at Fateh-pur Sikri.

Bhagwan Das and Maan Singh enjoy edaprivileged position in the Mughal court.

Akbar built many buildings like Agra Fort (1565), Lahore Palace (1572), Fatehpur Sikri, Buland Darwaza and Allahabad Fort (1583).

He died in 1605.