Abul-Hasan ibn Mirza Ghiyas Beg
1569 – 1641
Who was Abul-Hasan ibn Mirza Ghiyas Beg?
Abdul Hasan Asaf Khan was the father of Arjumand Banu Begum, also known as Mumtaz Mahal, who was the wife of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the Emperor of India. Asaf Khan was also the elder brother of Mehrunissa, the empress of Shah Jahan's father, Jahangir. Many scholars have been researching on the origins of Asaf Khan's clan. Some researches claim they are descending from Armenia, but most likely from Persia. His other daughter Parwar Khanam was married to Mohtashim Khan, the son of jahangir's foster brother Qutubuddin Koka. Her mausoleum is located in Sheikhpur, Badaun.
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