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Shah Jahan

Shahabuddin Muhammad Shah Jahan, Shah Jahan (); January 1594 – 22 January 1666) was the fifth Mughal Emperor of India. He is also known as Shah Jahan I. He ruled from 1628 until 1658. Born Prince Khurram, he was the son of Emperor Jahangir and his Hindu Rajput wife, Taj Bibi Bilqis Makani (13 May 1573 – 18 April 1619) He was chosen as successor to the throne after the death of his father in 1627. He was considered one of the greatest Mughals. His rule has been called the Golden Age and one of the most prosperous ages of Indian civilization. Like Akbar, he was eager to expand his vast empire. In 1658, he fell ill and was confined by his son and successor Aurangzeb in Agra Fort until his death in 1666. Shah Jahan was a more orthodox Muslim than his father and grandfather. His policies towards non-Muslims were less liberal than Jahangir and Akbar. The period of his reign was considered the golden age of Mughal architecture. Shah Jahan erected many monuments, the most famous of which is the Taj Mahal at Agra, built in 1632–1654 as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Music further attained unprecedented polish and grace during his reign.Lal Khan son in law of Bilas Khan continued relentlessly the tradition of his father Naubat Khan and Tansen.Romance of the Raga – Vijaya Moorthy – Google Books Shahjahan conferred the title of GunsamundraGoogle on Lal Khan his chief musician on 19 November 1637.Shahjahan gave an elephant to Lal Khan on 18 October 1642,Gave Cash Award of 4000 in 1645 and 6 months later gave 1000 cash Award.