A 13-year-old Akbar was crowned emperor of Hindustan at Kalanaur where he and his advisors had camped while on a military expedition in 1556. Destined to be India’s greatest Mughal ruler, he was declared emperor by Bairam Khan immediately on learning of Humayun’s demise in Delhi.
The Takht-i-Akbari, a double-tiered brick throne at one end of a platform surrounding a water tank, marks the site where the coronation ceremony was performed. However, the Indian Government has failed to preserve such an important part of Indian history.On the day of The Great Akbar's crowning, TrueScoop presents a special report on a forgotten monument of Indian history.
Watch this special coverage by Manisha Bhalla for TrueScoop News.