Bhagwant Das

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]
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)
FatherBhar Mal
MotherPhulvati Bai of Mandore[2]
Jaipur 03-2016 04 Amber Fort
Amber Fort, in Amber, the capital of Raja Bhagwant Das


He was the eldest son of Raja Bharmal and succeeded him after his death. Raja Bhagwant was also the elder brother of Akbar's consort Mariam-uz-Zamani, popularly known as Jodha Bai. He was a general of Mughal emperor 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 also remained governor of Kabul. Bhagwant Das was soundly defeated by the small army of the ferocious Kashmiri king Yusuf Shah Chak. The Chaks Aryan-Dardic tribe were first generation converts to Shia Islam. Das was first time sent to Punjab on c. 10 December 1578.[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.

See also


  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. ^ 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 Jadunath (1984, reprint 1994). A History of Jaipur, New Delhi: Orient Longman, ISBN 81-250-0333-9, p.63
  6. ^ Prasad 1930, p. 29.
1574 in India

Events from the year 1574 in India.

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It was the top grossing Hindi film in the year of its release, and one of the biggest Hindi film hits in its decade. Another film on the same theme was Mughal-e-Azam, made in 1960, which was again a major commercial and critical hit.


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