30th August 1659: Dara Shikoh is put to Death by Aurangzeb


On 30th August 1659, Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s son Dara Shikoh was put to death by his younger brother Aurangzeb.


Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan had four sons, out of whom Dara Shikoh was his favourite and whom he favoured greatly. This blatant favouritism gave rise to animosity among the rest of the brothers, who formed an alliance among themselves against Dara Shikoh.