Akbar the Great

Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar also known as Akbar the Great 1542-1605, Mughal emperor of India (1556-1605); son of Humayun , grandson of Babur . Akbar is widely considered the greatest of the Mughal emperors.

He was only 13 when he became emperor. Although he was himself illiterate, Akbar had so much interest in learning, that his courts at Delhi, Agra, and Fatehpur Sikri became centres of the arts, letters, and learning. He founded his own religious cult, the Din-i-Ilahi or the "Divine Faith"
In order to govern this territories well, Akbar developed a bureaucracy which was among the most efficient. He also gave autonomy to his imperial provinces. Akbar lost his best friends and his most faithful servants before he finally succumbed to a very painful abdominal illness. He was buried at Sikandra near Agra in a splendid mausoleum of enormous proportions which he himself had caused to be built. The memorial stands witness to one of the greatest emperors India ever had. This animated video brings alive the memory of a great ruler of daring, vision and religious tolerance.

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