Mughal Courtiers: the Favourites of Emperor Akbar

As part of a curated series on 'Akbar's Favourites', author Ira Mukhoty pens an account of the Mughal Emperor's favourite courtiers and the special bond he shared with them.

Akbar had the uncommon wisdom to keep a great many talented and capable men around him, many of whom became great friends of his. This intimate coterie of brilliant men led to myth of the ‘Navratnas’, or nine jewels of Akbar’s court. Though the Navratnas were a later creation, there were certainly many favourites at the court of Akbar.

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