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Raja Bhagawant Das (1527 – 10 December 1589) was a Kacchwaha ruler of Amber.

Bhagwant Das
Raja of Amer
Reign27 January 1574 – 10 December 1589[1]
Born1527
Died10 December 1589 (aged 61–62)
SpouseRani Sa Bhagwati Bai Ji Sahiba
IssueMan 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)
FatherBharmal
MotherPhulvati Bai of Mandore[2]
Amber Fort, in Amber, the capital of Raja Bhagwant Das

LifeEdit

He was the eldest son of Raja Bharmal and succeeded him after his death. Raja Bhagwant was also the elder brother of Mariam-uz-Zamani, popularly known as Jodha Bai, a wife of the Mughal emperor Akbar.[3]

Bhagwant Das was one of the generals of Akbar, who awarded him a mansab (rank) of 5000 in 1585.[3] and conferred him the title of Amir-ul-Umra.[4] He fought many battles for Akbar, including battles in Punjab, Kashmir, and Afghanistan, and was also governor of Kabul. Bhagwant Das soundly defeated the army of the ferocious Kashmiri king Yousuf Shah Chak.[5]

He married his daughter Manbhawati Bai to Prince Salim, who later assumed throne as emperor Jahangir.[6] 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.[citation needed]

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Sarkar Jadunath (1984, reprint 1994). A History of Jaipur, New Delhi: Orient Longman, ISBN 81-250-0333-9, p.74
  2. ^ V. S. Bhatnagar, Life and Times of Sawai Jai Singh, 1688-1743 (1974), p.10
  3. ^ a b 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
  4. ^ Mahajan V.D. (1991, reprint 2007). History of Medieval India, Part II, New Delhi: S. Chand, ISBN 81-219-0364-5, p.116
  5. ^ Sarkar 1984, p. 64.
  6. ^ Prasad 1930, p. 29.