Hemu, who was first Adil Shah Suri's general and then the Sultan of Bengal's, was defeated and killed in the Second Battle of Panipat, in 1556. Here (bazaar art, 1910's) he's reimagined in very Mughal courtly style, and glorified in Hindi, Persian (from the Akbar-namah), and English, as "the last Hindu emperor of Hindustan"-- with his genius certified by the Imperial Gazetteer. CLICK ON EITHER HALF OF THE IMAGE FOR A VERY LARGE SCAN.

Source: ebay, 2008

Akbar as a boy, soon after the Second Battle of Panipat (1556), won on his behalf by the capable Bairam Khan, brought him to the throne

Source:  http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/MUGHAL/MUGHAL.HTM
(downloaded Nov. 1999)

"This painting represents Akbar around 1557 AD. Note the conjunction of the flower, meaning calm and beauty, and the sword, which represents power and justice. Note also the spareness of the illustration and the relatively small size of Akbar. Image taken from Vincent A. Smith, Akbar the Great Mogul, 2nd Edition (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1917), frontispiece; this image is in the public domain and is free for any use whatsoever."

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