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Mumtaz Mahal @ Arjumand Banu Begum

Death: Died
Cause of death: the cause of death being post-partum haemorrhaging,which caused considerable blood-loss and after a painful labour of thirty hours
Place of Burial: Agra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Asaf Khan; Mirza Abul Hasan Asaf Khan Jaafar Beg; No Name Asaf Khan and Princess from the Persian
Wife of Shah Jehan Emperor of India
Mother of Sultan Muhammad Dara Shikoh; Sultan Muhammad Shah Shuja; Aurangzeb; Ahmad Bakhsh; Muhammad Murad Bakhsh and 5 others
Sister of Asaf Khan

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About Mumtaz Mahal @ Arjumand Banu Begum

Mumtaz Mahal - Taj Mahal

In 1607 AD (1016 AH), Prince Khurram, also known as Shah Jahan, was betrothed to Arjumand Banu Begum who was just 14 years old at the time. She would become the unquestioned love of his life. They would, however, have to wait five years before they were married in 1612 AD (1021 AH), on a date selected by the court astrologers as most conducive to ensuring a happy marriage.

After their wedding celebrations, Khurram "finding her in appearance and character elect among all the women of the time", gave her the title 'Mumtaz Mahal' Begum (Chosen One of the Palace).[3] 18 AH).

Mumtaz Mahal had a very deep and loving marriage with Shah Jahan. Even during her lifetime, poets would extol her beauty, grace and compassion. Mumtaz Mahal was Shah Jahan's trusted companion, travelling with him all over the Mughal Empire. His trust in her was so great that he even gave her his imperial seal, the Muhr Uzah. Mumtaz was portrayed as the perfect wife with no aspirations to political power in contrast to Nur Jehan, the wife of Jahangir who had wielded considerable influence in the previous reign.[6]

She was a great influence on him, apparently often intervening on behalf of the poor and destitute.

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Mumtaz Mahal @ Arjumand Banu Begum's Timeline

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March 20, 1615
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November 4, 1618
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Dahod, Gujarat, India
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