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The forbidden love between the Mughal Prince Saleem and, a mere dancing girl, Anarkali is a story that is famous in every South Asian household. Akbar, Saleem's father and his wife Jodha were shamed by their son's love for a common servant, and they forbade him to see her. Instead, Prince Saleem declared war on his father.
After a battle, Akbar defeated his son and demanded that Saleem either surrender Anarkali or be killed. Prince Saleem chose death, but Anarkali could not see her love killed - instead, she gave her life in exchange for one meeting with Prince Saleem.
After their day together, Akbar had her buried alive in a brick tomb that still stands today in Lahore.