Khusrau Mirza (Urdu: خسرو مِرزا; August 16, 1587 – January 26, 1622) or Prince Khusrau was the eldest son of the Mughal emperor Jahangir.He was born in Lahore on August 16, 1587.His mother, Manbai, or Shah Begam was a Kachhwaha princess and the daughter of Raja Bhagwant Das. She committed suicide on May 16, 1604 by consuming an overdose of opium . She was distressed because of rift between her husband and son.
Her tomb in Khusrau Bagh is so very Rajasthani that I knew it was hers as soon as I set eyes on it
The first tomb is that of Salim’s wife Man Bai, a Kachwaha princess who was the daughter of the ruler of Amber, Raja Bhagwant Das. Salim christened her Shah Begum on the birth of Khusrau Mirza. Man Bai was never able to reconcile with the rift between her husband and son. As Jahangir writes in his memoir: “At a time when I had gone hunting, on Zī-l-ḥijja 26th, 1013 (May 6, 1605), she, in her agitation, swallowed a quantity of opium, and quickly passed away. It was as if she had foreseen this behaviour of her unworthy son.”
Man Bai’s tomb was built in the Memepur garden in Allahabad. Maybe because she was of Rajput lineage, the tomb style seemed to me very similar to Panch Mahal in Fatehpur Sikri. It is made of Chunar stone and was designed in 1606 by Aqa Reza, who was Jahangir’s chief architect. It is a three-storied terrace plinth.
There is a delicate marble cenotaph on top, which is adorned by arabesque inscriptions designed by Mir Abdullah Mushkin Qalam, who was Jahangir’s chief calligrapher.