Bhagwant Das

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Bhagwant Das
Ruler of Amer, India
Reign 27 January 1574 – 10 December 1589[1]
Born 1537
Died 10 December 1589(1589-12-10)
Spouse Rani Sa Bhagwati Bai Ji Sahiba
Issue Man Singh I (1550–1614)
Madho Singh (1561–1601)
Manbhawati Bai (1572–1605)
Bajresh Singh (1579–1601)
Anupurva bai (1581–1648)
Jijayi Ji bai (1589–1622)
Father Bihari Mal
Mother Rani Sa Manvati Sahiba
Amber Fort, in Amber, the capital of Raja Bhagwant Das

Raja Bhagawant Das (Rajasthani: राजा भगवंत दास) (1537 – 10 December 1589) was a Kacchwaha ruler of Amber. One of his descendants, Jai Singh II, founded the city of Jaipur.

Life[edit]

He was the eldest son of Raja Bharmal and succeeded him after his death. Raja Bhagwant was also the elder brother of Akbar's consort Mariam-uz-Zamani, popularly known as Jodha Bai. He was a general of Mughal emperor Akbar, who awarded him a mansab (rank) of 5000 in 1585.[2] and conferred him the title of Amir-ul-Umra.[3]

He fought many battles for Akbar, including battles in Punjab, Kashmir, and Afghanistan, and also remained governor of Kabul. Bhagwant Das was soundly defeated by the small army of the ferocious Kashmiri king Yusuf Shah Chak. The Chaks Aryan-Dardic tribe were first generation converts to Shia Islam. Das was first time sent to Punjab on c. December 10, 1578.[4] He married his daughter Manbhawati Bai to Prince Salim, who later assumed throne as emperor Jahangir.[citation needed] He was succeeded by his son by Bhagawati Devi, Raja Man Singh I after his death. His second son Madho Singh became the ruler of Bhangarh.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sarkar Jadunath (1984, reprint 1994). A History of Jaipur, New Delhi: Orient Longman, ISBN 81-250-0333-9, p.74
  2. ^ Beveridge H. (tr.) (1939, reprint 2000) The Akbarnama of Abu´l Fazl, Vol. III, Kolkata: The Asiatic Society, ISBN 81-7236-094-0, p.687
  3. ^ Mahajan V.D. (1991, reprint 2007). History of Medieval India, Part II, New Delhi: S. Chand, ISBN 81-219-0364-5, p.116
  4. ^ Sarkar Jadunath (1984, reprint 1994). A History of Jaipur, New Delhi: Orient Longman, ISBN 81-250-0333-9, p.63

References[edit]

  1. Beveridge H. (tr.) (1939, Reprint 2000). The Akbarnama of Abu´l Fazl, Vol. III, Kolkata: The Asiatic Society, ISBN 81-7236-094-0.
  2. Sarkar Jadunath (1984, reprint 1994). A History of Jaipur, New Delhi: Orient Longman, ISBN 81-250-0333-9.

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