The Tragic love story of Prince Saleem and Anarkali ...
When: 1615 AD
Who was Anarkali?
Anarkali born Nadira Begum or Sharf-un-Nissa, was a legendary slave girl. It is believed that she was originally from Iran and migrated to Lahore, Punjab (in present day Pakistan) with a trader's caravan.
Who was Salim?
The Mughal emperor Akbar and his wife, Mariam-uz-Zamani (Harka Bai), had a son named Prince Salim (later Emperor Jahangir)
What's So Special about Their Love: Prince Saleem, son of Mughal Emperor Akbar, fell in love with the lovely slave girl Anarkali. Akbar and his wife Jodha were shamed by their son's love for a common servant, and they forbid him to see her. Instead, Prince Saleem declared war on his father.
After a battle, Akbar defeated his son and demanded that Saleem either surrender Anarkali or be killed. Prince Saleem chose death, but Anarkali could not see her love killed - instead, she gave her up life in exchange for one night with Prince Saleem, Anarkali was made a queen for a day after their one night together, Akbar had her buried alive in a brick tomb that still stands today. Some people, however, say that she did not die. The tomb was constructed on the opening of a secret tunnel unknown to Salim. It is said she escaped through that tunnel and fled the place, never to return again. Thus, ended the tragic love story of Salim and Anarkali. However, Salim lived on to become Emperor Jahangir, who loved Anarkali throughout his life and remembered only her when he was dying.
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