Mar 1, 2024, 10:19 AM IST

Meet woman who Mughal emperor Aurangzeb fell in love with

Varnika Srivastava

The Mughal dynasty, ruled by Aurangzeb, was known for cruelty and lust, including enslaving women and engaging in debauchery, including a love tail with a beautiful maid.

This story features a unique love affair between Aurangzeb, a strong-willed, calculating prince, and his first-sight love.

At 35, Aurangzeb chose the Burhanpur route to Aurangabad, meeting his aunt Suhela Bano.  He saw a stunning woman standing beneath a tree and softly singing when he entered the home.

Hira Bai, also known as Zainabadi Mahal, was a native of Burhanpur. She captivated the prince. 

According to Ahkam-i-Alamgiri On seeing her, the prince unable to control himself, sat down there, and then fell down on the ground in a swoon".

Suhela Banu questioned the prince about his reason for being unconscious, and he revealed to her that he was hoping to find Heerabai. 

Suhela Bano remained silent due to her husband, Aurangzeb's uncle, forcibly including her in his harem and making her his mistress, without giving her over to Aurangzeb.

Aurangzeb's uncle granted his wish for Hirabai by handing over Chitrabai from his harem, allowing the two Ayyash Sultans to exchange the women without consent.

This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports