Little by little he became obsessed with wine, and since he had a weak frame, he drank more than his body could tolerate and was afflicted with diarrhea.While so weakened he was overcome two or three times by something like epileptic fits. It was so strange I ordered the artist to draw his likeness.AH1016//3, AH1022//8, AH1027//13, AH1027//14, AH1028//14, AH1028//15, AH1029//15, AH1029//16, AH1030//15, AH1030//16, AH1030//17, AH1031//61 (error for 16), AH1031//16, AH1031//17, AH1032//18, AH1032//19 and AH1033//19 (1607-1624). Jahangir writes that Inayat Khan was "one of my closest servants and subjects, when he begin the description of his death in Agra on October 10, 1618, but does not otherwise mention him anywhere in his diary (Jahangirnama).Jahangir's description of the death of Inayat Khan is as follows written at Ajmer: On this date news came of the death of Inayat Khan. In addition to eating opium he also drank wine when he had the chance.
Several days prior to this he requested that he be taken ahead to Agra. Although these rare images of death are routinely included in studies of Mughal painting, scholars fail to account for their place within the tradition of Mughal miniature painting, or for the motivations underlying their commission.I ordered him brought to me to be given leave to depart. This paper examines Dying Inayat Khans resonances with Jahangirs personal and political interests through three lenses.The first considers the images in light of Jahangirs scientific inquiries into nature and natural life-and-death processes, which are evident in Jahangirs commissions of depictions of flora and fauna.Ilahi First month "آبان" (Aban) written at the top right side."Tatta" mint name written at bottom while Ilhai year (41) on its right side."Jalal ed-din Mohammed Akbar Badshah Ghazi" written from bottom to top in the center. Mint name: "Zarb Dar al-Sultanat - Fatehpur" written at the bottom.