Shahryar (Mughal prince)

Shahryar (Mughal Prince)

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Prince Sheharyar (شاهزاد شهريار) (1605–1628) was the youngest son of Jahangir by one of his wives. He was the stepson and son-in-law of Jahangir's empress, Nur Jahan by his marriage to Ladli Begum. Following Jahangir's death, Nur Jehan supported Shahriyar's attempt to become emperor, but they were defeated by Shah Jahan.

Sheharyar was born a few months before Akbar's death (1605), to Jahangir's seventh wife, who was also the mother to Sultan Jahandar The Mughals of India: A Framework for Understanding By Harbans Mukhia, 2004, Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 0-631-18555-0. Page 123. He went on to marry, in the 16th year of Jahangir's reign, to Mihrunnisa (as her mother), or Ladli Begum, the daughter of Nur Jahan, by her first marriage to Sher Afghan, and had a daughter by her, Arzani Begum Ain-i-Akbari, by Abul Fazl, Volume I, Chpt. 30. Ain-i-Akbari, by Abul Fazl, Volume I, chpt. 310, "'Alí Q.'s daughter, who, like her mother, had the name of Mihrunnisa, was later married to Prince Shahryar, Jahangir's fifth son.".

At Nur Jahan request, he was given the pargana of Dholpur and its fort from Jahangir,which Prince Khurram wanted for himself and appointed Daria Khan, an Afgan as its in-charge, this led to a skirmish between Nur Jahan appointed, Sharifu-l-Mulk, who was a servant of Sheharyar and Daria Khan who arrived on the scene shortly, and tried to force himself into the fort, eventually...
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