Brief History of Murad Bakhsh (Mughal Prince) – Youngest Son of Aurangzeb
Murad Bakhsh was the youngest son of Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. He was born in 1624. In the Balkh-Badakhshan campaign, he covered himself with glory in the initial stages but incurred his father’s displeasure when he came away from there without waiting for his permission. He was therefore excluded from court.
Later Murad was appointed governor of Gujarat and retained that office till the outbreak of the war of succession in 1657.
Murad did not lack personal bravery or courage but he was wanting in a requisite sense of discipline and sobriety. But his ambition was next to none and he was unable to conceal his desire to acquire an independent status.