Jun 22, 2024, 06:19 PM IST

This Mughal princess was held captive by her father for 20 years

Varnika Srivastava

Aurangzeb was one of the most cruel kings of the Mughal Empire, his most beloved and first child was Zeb-un-Nisa.

Zeb-un-Nisa was a poet, born on 15 February 1638 in Daulatabad, Deccan.

Aurangzeb paid a lot of attention to his daughter's education. Zeb-un-Nisa was completely opposite to her father. She was very kind.

Zeb-un-Nisa was not only kind and intelligent, but was also expert in using weapons.

But Aurangzeb did not like his poetry and couplets. Aurangzeb had Zeb-un-Nisa's lover, poet Akil Khan crushed by an elephant. At the same time, after getting engaged to Darashikoh's son

Darashikoh, the successor of Delhi Sultanate, was also killed by Aurangzeb, his son was also brutally murdered

Even his beloved daughter Zeb-un-Nisa could not escape Aurangzeb's cruelty. He kept Zeb-al-Nisa as a prisoner in the fort for 20 years.

It is believed that during this imprisonment, Zeb-un-Nisa became a devotee of Shri Krishna and wrote 5 thousand couplets and many rubai.

Zeb-un-Nisa died while imprisoned in Salimgarh Fort.