Mumtaz Mahal, a mother of fourteen children by the Shah Jahan, was a great and beautiful lady loved so much by her husband. Mumtaz Mahal (Arjumand Banu Begum), “the chosen one of the palace”, was begum of the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan who had constructed “The UNESCO World Heritage Site Taj Mahal, Agra” at his begum’s final resting place.

Mumtaz Mahal Facts:

Empress consort of the Mughal Empire

Tenure: 8th of November 1627 to 17th of June 1631

Full name: Arjumand Banu Begum

Born: on 1st of September in 1593, at Agra, Mughal Empire

Died: on 17th of June in 1631, at Burhanpur, Mughal Empire

Spouse: Shah Jahan

Children:

  • Aurangzeb
  • Jahanara Begum Sahib
  • Dara Shikoh
  • Gauharara Begum
  • Roshanara Begum
  • Shah Shuja
  • Murad Baksh
  • Jehan Ara Begum
  • Husnara Begum
  • Huralnissa Begum
  • Sultan Daulat Afza
  • Surayya Banu Begum
  • Sultan Ummid Baksh
  • Sultan Luftallah

Father: Abdul Hasan Asaf Khan

Mother: Polondregi Begum

Siblings: Shaista Khan

Burial: Taj Mahal, Agra

Religion: Shia Islam

House: Timurid (by marriage)