Aurangzeb Alamgir I

Gujarat, India
Death 3 Mar 1707 (aged 88)
Maharashtra, India
Burial Pune (Poona), Maharashtra, India
Plot Tomb of Aurangzeb
Memorial ID 181858920 · View Source
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6th Emperor of the Mughal dynasty, and highly controversial, even to this day. Unlike his five predecessors, who had been more or less tolerant of their Hindu subjects, Aurangzeb was a Muslim fundamentalist. He persecuted the Hindus and other non-muslims and destroyed many Temples. A great conquerer, he came closer to anyone else to uniting the entire Subcontinent under a single yoke. However his nonstop wars left his Empire exhausted, and the disintegration set in even before his death.

Quite unlike his famous father, he took ancient Islamic teachings about grave monuments very seriously. He paid for his grave out of money he earned stitching caps by hand and selling them at the bazaar. His grave is an empty frame of marble only three fingers high surrounding bare earth, which is often found to be planted with flowers and weeds. The total cost was 14 Rupees and change, not accounting for inflation. The site was not even fenced in until the early 20th Century by Viceroy Lord Curzon, who was scandalized by the tomb's simplicity.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 181858920
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Aurangzeb Alamgir I (3 Nov 1618–3 Mar 1707), Find A Grave Memorial no. 181858920, citing Zainuddin Dargah, Pune (Poona), Maharashtra, India ; Maintained by Yupon Lifu (contributor 49323628) .