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Emperor Jahangir

Nuruddin Muhammad Jahangir (birth name was Shahzada /Prince Salim or Selim) (20 September 1569 – 8 November 1627) was the fourth Mughal Emperor from 1605 to 1627.

Jahangir was the eldest son of Emperor Akbar the Great. He was married to Queen Nur Jahan ('Light of the World') and was much under her influence. He is especially well-known because of his memoirs, the Tuzk-i-Jahangiri (also called the Jahangir-nameh by some).

He died on his way back from kashmir. After his death Nur Jahan isolated herself and never talked to anyone.

He is buried at Shah Dara outside Lahore city, now in Pakistan. He was succeeded by his son Shah Jahan military campaigns started by akbar continued.