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Gauhara Begum (17 June 1631 – 1706) was a Mughal princess and the fourteenth and youngest child of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.[1]

Gauhara Begum
Shahzadi of the Mughal Empire
Born 17 June 1631
Burhanpur, India
Died 1706 (aged 74–75)
Delhi, India
Burial Taj Mahal
Spouse Mudam Khan
Issue Nawab Khan
Dynasty Timurid
Father Shah Jahan
Mother Mumtaz Mahal
Religion Islam

Her mother died giving birth to her. Gauhara, however, survived the childbirth and lived for another 75 years. Little is known about her and whether she was involved in the war of succession for her father's throne.

Gauhara died in 1706, at the age of 75, from natural causes.

In popular cultureEdit

  • Gauhara Begum is a principal character in Ruchir Gupta's novel Mistress of the Throne (2014).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tillotson, Giles (2008). Taj Mahal. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. p. 31. ISBN 9780674063655.