Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar (15 October 1542 – 27 October 1605), fondly remembered as Akbar - The Great, was the third and undoubtedly the strongest Mughal king. He successfully took over the reigns of entire Northern and Central India after wars against Afghan tribes defeating Hemu in the Second Battle of Panipat
, and diplomatically unifying with Rajputs by accepting a Rajput Princess as his wife.
Akbar was an artisan, warrior, artist, armorer, blacksmith, carpenter, emperor, general, inventor, animal trainer, lace maker, technologist and theologian. He is well remembered for his contribution to the various art forms, literature and architecture, some of which encapsulated all best features of art forms around the world.
He also started his own religious faith called “Din-i-llahi”, which got faded after his death. Akbar’s court comprised of Navratna (nine jewels) who were extraordinary people in their respective fields.
Monuments built by Akbar include the Agra Fort, Buland Darwaza, Lahore Fort and Allahabad Fort.