Akbar sent the army, which was though formally led by his son Salim but actually controlled by Man Singh. A fierce war was fought and the Mughals emerged as the winner but Prarap managed to escape. Jhala Man, one of Pratap's nobles put on his helmet to deceive the enemy and sacrificed his life, helping Rana to flee.
In 1585, some Afghan tribes revolted against the Mughal Empire. The ongoing conflicts took the life of Birbal, one of Akbar's famous 'Navratnas'. Then, Man Singh accompanied by Rao Gopaldas crossed the invincible Khyber Pass and defeated the rebellions. In 1594 he was appointed as the Governor of Bengal, Orissa and Bihar. During this period Governor Man Singh defeated many small kings and expanded the Mughal Empire. Akbar's son Salim and Man Singh had their differences as Man Singh wanted to be the King's heir. So, when Akbar died and Salim sat on the throne, Man Singh was removed from Bengal.
Raja Man Singh built many wonderful temples, including one at Vrindavan. He contributed a lot to the beautification of Amber. He died a natural death at Ellichpur.
Last Updated on : February 1, 2014