So for whom was the tomb built?
Adham Khan was the younger son of Akbar’s wet nurse, Maham Anga. Hence, he was Akbar’s foster brother. He was married to Javeda Begum who was the daughter of Baqi Khan Baqlani. Adham Khan was a nobleman in Akbar’s court and was appointed as general. Akbar appointed Atagah Khan as his prime minister in November 1561. He was the husband of another wet nurse. Atagah Khan replaced Munim Khan.
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It is said that his appointment disappointed Maham Anga. Adham Khan murdered Atagah Khan on May 16, 1562. Later, Akbar found that Atagah Khan, whom he considered as his father, was murdered by Adham Khan, who was his foster brother. This betrayal made him furious and he ordered to kill him. Adham Khan was executed by defenestration. He was thrown from Agra Fort’s ramparts. It is said that he didn’t die in the first attempt thus he was thrown twice and then he died ultimately.
In another event, Akbar sent Adham Khan (in 1561) to capture Malwa (present MP) which was ruled over by Baz Bahadur, an Afghan. Adham Khan not only captured Malwa but also assassinated a lot of people, captured Baz Bahadur’s harem, and his wife, Roopmati, who was known for her beauty, poisoned herself to death. Adham Khan only sent three elephants to Akbar though the news of his activities also reached the emperor.