Mah Chuchak Begum

Mah Chuchak Begum Summary

Mah Chuchak Begum was the Wife of the second Mughal emperor Humayun born in Afghanistan. She was the sister of Bairam Oghlan and Faridun Khan Kabuli.

Fast Facts about Mah Chuchak Begum

Death28, march 1564
TombKabul, Mughal Empire
ChildrenMirza Farrukh Fal > Mirza Muhammad Hakim > Bakht-un-Nissa Begum > Sakina Banu Begum > Amina Banu Begum
ReligionSunni Islam


Mah Chuchak Begum was married to the Mughal emperor Humayun in 1546. She was the wife of the second Mughal emperor Humayun. She was very ambitious, she fought Munim Khan with her army in Jalalabad. 

Her son was Mirza Muhammad Hakim. In 1554, Humayun nominated this boy, then three years old, as the governor of Kabul under the charge of Munim Khan. She was one of the Mughal ladies who gave a lot of trouble to Akbar during the initial portion of his reign. In 1566, Akbar confirmed the appointment. 

Mah Chuchak ruled Kabul with the help of three advisers, two of whom were killed earlier. Now, even the third one was killed. In their place came Haidar Qasim Kohbur, whom Mah Chuchak Begum had made Vakil.

Shah Abul Maali soon grew tired of the dominating and interfering ways of Mah Chuchak Begum. He wanted to kill the begum and son Qasim in 1546. The activities of Mah Chuchak Begum and her political ambitions certainly proved to be a headache for Akbar and troubled him like a sore thumb, just when he was trying to consolidate his father’s inherited, lost and finally gained empire in India. 

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