In this article we will know how did Jodha Bai die. Jodha Bai, alias Mariam-uz-Zamani, was a dynastic princess who became Mallika-i-Hindustan after marrying the Mughal emperor Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar. She was the daughter of Rajput Raja Bharmal of Amer princely state of Jaipur. From her womb was born the Valihad of the Mughal Sultanate and the next emperor, Nuruddin Jahangir. She is known by the names Hira Kumari, Jodha Bai, Harkha Bai etc.
Jodha Bai was married to Akbar on 6 February 1562 in Sambhar, India. She was the third wife of Akbar and one of his three chief queens. Akbar’s first wife Ruqaiya Begum was childless and his second wife Salima Sultan was the widow of his most trusted chieftain Bairam Khan. After the birth of the prince, Jodha Begum was given the title of Mariam-uz-Zamani Begum Sahiba.
How did Jodha Bai die
Jodha Bai was born to a Rajput princess named Harkha Bai, the eldest daughter of Raja Bharmal of Amer. She was married to Emperor Akbar in 1562 AD. After giving birth to her third son Jahangir in 1569 AD, she was awarded the title of ‘Mariam-uz-Zamani’. The Maharani was awarded an honorific name ‘Wali Nimat Begum’ (Gift of God) by Akbar in the year 1564 AD and was known as ‘Mallika-e-Hindustan’ during the reign of Akbar.
Apart from these titles and the respected name, he also received a proud title of ‘Mallika-i-Mu’Azzama’ given to him by Akbar. The Queen was a very beautiful woman who is said to have an unusual beauty. She was an intelligent, friendly, kind, virtuous and secular woman, widely known for her beauty and grace.
She died on 19 May 1623 in Agra and was buried next to her husband. There is no concrete evidence stating the cause of his death but it is believed that it was due to illness. His son Jahangir built a tomb for him between 1623 and 1627 CE. The tomb is right next to ‘Akbar’s Tomb’, which is the closest to all the tombs of his other wives. She is considered to be the first and last love of Emperor Akbar.