Adham Khan

Adham Khan Koka
Adham Khan (1531 – 16 May 1562) was a general of Akbar.wikipedia
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Maham Anga

Maham Anaga
He was the younger son of Maham Anga, he thus became the foster brother of Akbar.
Her own son, Adham Khan, as Akbar's foster brother, was regarded as almost one of the imperial family.

Akbar

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Adham Khan (1531 – 16 May 1562) was a general of Akbar.
A Mughal army under the command of his foster brother, Adham Khan, and a Mughal commander, Pir Muhammad Khan, invaded Malwa.

Ataga Khan

Shamsuddin Atka Khan
In November, 1561 Akbar’s favourite general Ataga Khan, was appointed wakil (the prime minister), replacing Munim Khan.
Shamsuddin Muhammad Atgah Khan (Ataga Khan) (died 15 May 1562), also known as Khan-e-Kalan Shamsu'd-Din Muhammad Khan Atgah Khan, held important positions in the court, including that of wakil (advisor or minister) to which he was appointed in November 1561, much to displeasure of Maham Anga, whose son Adham Khan, eventually murdered him in 1562.

Baz Bahadur

Miyan Bayezid Baz Bahadur
They defeated the army of Baz Bahadur, the Sultan of Malwa in the battle of Sarangpur on March 29, 1561.
In 1561, Akbar's army led by Adham Khan and Pir Muhammad Khan attacked Malwa and defeated Baz Bahadur in the battle of Sarangpur on 29 March 1561.

Tomb of Adham Khan

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Akbar built the mausoleum of Adham Khan in Mehrauli, where both Adham Khan and his foster mother Maham Anga were buried.
Adham Khan's Tomb (Hindi: आधम खान का मकबरा, Urdu: ادھم خان کا مزار, Bangla: আধম খানের সমাধি) the 16th-century tomb of Adham Khan, a general of the Mughal Emperor Akbar.

Roopmati

RupmatiRani Roopmati
Adham Khan tried to take possession of Baz Bahadur's Hindu mistress Rani Roopmati also, but she killed herself by consuming poison.
Adham Khan was prompted to conquer Mandu partly due to Roopmati's beauty.

Mehrauli

Akbar built the mausoleum of Adham Khan in Mehrauli, where both Adham Khan and his foster mother Maham Anga were buried.
The Adham Khan's Tomb was constructed by Emperor Akbar in memory of his foster brother and general Adham Khan in 1566.

Defenestration

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On May 16, 1562, Adham Khan, Akbar's general and foster brother, was defenestrated twice for murdering a rival general, Ataga Khan, who had been recently promoted by Akbar. Akbar was woken up in the tumult after the murder. He struck Adham Khan down personally with his fist and immediately ordered his defenestration by royal order. The first time, his legs were broken as a result of the 12 meter fall from the ramparts of Agra Fort but he remained alive. Akbar, in a rare act of cruelty probably exacerbated by his anger at the loss of his favorite general, ordered his defenestration a second time, killing him. Adham Khan had wrongly counted on the influence of his mother and Akbar's wet nurse, Maham Anga, to save him as she was almost an unofficial regent in the days of Akbar's youth. Akbar personally informed Maham Anga of her son's death, to which she famously commented, 'You have done well.' She died 40 days later of acute depression.

Mirza Aziz Koka

Mírza Âzíz KokaltáshKhan-i-Azam Mirza KotaltashMirza Khan
He was the son of Shams ud-Din Ataga Khan, the Prime Minister of Akbar and Akbar's wet-nurse Jiji Anga, hence his Turkish sobriquet “Koka” or “foster-brother.” Ataga Khan was murdered by Adham Khan, the jealous son of Maham Anga, also one of Akbar's wet-nurses in 1562.

Sayyed Mahmud Khan

Sayyed Mahmud Khan Barha
In the seventh year on 16 May 1562 Adham Khan Koka, younger son of Maham Anga, overwhelmed with envy over Shams-ud-Din Ataga Khan, murdered Shams-ud-Din Ataga.

Sir Thomas Metcalfe, 4th Baronet

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During the rainy season he used to stay at 'Dilkusha' (Delight of the Heart), which was built on the first floor of the tomb of Mohammed Quli Khan, brother of Adham Khan, general of Mughal Emperor, Akbar, situated south east of the Qutb complex in Mehrauli, an area which was also the traditional retreat of the Mughals for the season.

Malwa Sultanate

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In 1561, Akbar the Great's Mughal army, led by Adham Khan and Pir Muhammad Khan, attacked Malwa and defeated Baz Bahadur in the battle of Sarangpur on 29 March 1561.

Mandu, Madhya Pradesh

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In 1561, Akbar's army led by Adham Khan and Pir Muhammad Khan attacked Malwa and defeated Baz Bahadur in the battle of Sarangpur on 29 March 1561.

Nautch

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In 1561, Akbar's army led by Adham Khan and Pir Muhammad Khan attacked Malwa and defeated Baz Bahadur in the battle of Sarangpur on 29 March 1561.

Metcalfe House

Melcalfe House
The second house in Mehrauli was initially a tomb of Muhammad Quli Khan, brother of Adham Khan, a general and foster brother of Emperor Akbar.

List of assassinations in fiction

Jodhaa Akbar — 2008 Indian (Hindustani) film by Ashutosh Gowariker includes the assassination of the Prime Minister of the Mughal Empire, Shamsuddin Atka Khan, by Adham Khan in 1562, as well as two attempts against Emperor Akbar (Hrithik Roshan), orchestrated by his brother-in-law

Qutb Minar complex

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A short distance west of the enclosure, in Mehrauli village, is the Tomb of Adham Khan who, according to legend drove the beautiful Hindu singer Roopmati to suicide following the capture of Mandu in Madhya Pradesh.

Zafar Mahal (Mehrauli)

Zafar MahalZafar Mahal in Mehrauli
The tomb of Adham Khan is a much visited place and from here after crossing the main road and walking through a narrow lane reach Hazrat Qutubuddin Bakhtiar Khaki’s shrine (a popular Muslim pilgrimage centre).

Bairam Khan

Bairam Khan-i-KhananBehrám Khán
After the dismissal of Bairam Khan, Adham Khan was appointed as a general and was sent to Malwa to capture it.

Malwa

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They defeated the army of Baz Bahadur, the Sultan of Malwa in the battle of Sarangpur on March 29, 1561. After the dismissal of Bairam Khan, Adham Khan was appointed as a general and was sent to Malwa to capture it.