Apr 25, 2024, 06:31 PM IST

Mughal emperor Akbar married this childhood friend

Ritik Raj

The reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar was almost fifty years long

Born on October 15, 1542, Akbar ruled from 1556 until his death in 1605.

The Mughal Empire's third ruler was Jalaluddin Akbar.

Mughal ancestor Ruqaiya Begum was Akbar's first wife.

Consequently, Akbar was related to Ruqaiya, who was actually the uncle's daughter.

Their childhood friendship led to Akbar's marriage to Ruqaiya.

Since she was close to Akbar, Ruqaiya Begum had a lot of influence.

Ruqaiya Begum was born in 1542

She passed away in Agra in 1626 at the age of 84.