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Mausoleum of Itimad-al-Daula, Agra 1779

Watercolour of the mausoleum of I'timad al-Daula,
Agra in Uttar Pradesh. I'timad al-Daula (Emperor's Pillar) was the
title bestowed upon Mirza Ghiyas Beg by Emperor Jehangir. Of
Persian descent, Mirza Ghiyas Beg became the first treasurer and
then the prime minister (wazir) under Emperor Jehangir. His
daughter, Nur Jahan, later married the Emperor and commissioned the
mausoleum to honour the memor…