9 gems of Akbar (Navratna of Akbar)

9 gems of Akbar (Navratna of Akbar)

9 gems of Akbar

You must have read about Akbar in the history books and you must have heard about the nine gems of Akbar, do you know who were the Navratnas of Akbar? What were the names of the 9 gems of Akbar, if not, then you will know by reading this post completely.


Akbar, whose full name was Jalal-ud-din Mohammad Akbar, was the third ruler of the Mughal dynasty. Akbar is also known as Akbar-e-Azam (meaning Akbar the Great), Emperor Akbar, Mahabali Shahenshah Emperor Akbar Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, the founder of the Mughal Empire. and Nasiruddin was the son of Humayun. Who was born on 15 October 1542, Akbar’s childhood name was Jalal.

Akbar ascended the throne on 14 February 1556.

Who were the Navratnas of Akbar?

Akbar had appointed nine scholars in his court, who are also known as the Navratnas of Akbar. The Navratnas of Akbar are –

  1. Birbal
  2. Tansen
  3. Abul fazl
  4. Faizi
  5. Raja Maan Singh
  6. Raja Todar Mal
  7. Mulla Do-Piyaza
  8. Fakir azuddin
  9. Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana


Birbal was  a great wise man who was a special advisor to Akbar Birbal’s real name was Maheshdas Birbal’s wisdom that the stories (fictional) are very popular. 


Tansen was a musician in Akbar’s court whose real name was Tanna Mishra. He took music lessons from Hazrat Muhammad Ghaus. 

Abul fazl

Abul Fazal  was born in Agra, he wrote Akbarnama and Ain Akbari.


Faizi was a famous poet and brother of Abul Fazal, who wrote poetry in Persian and Faizi was appointed by Akbar as his son’s mathematics teacher. 

Raja Maan Singh

Raja Man Singh was a general in Akbar’s army. 

Raja Todar Mal

Raja Todar Mal was the revenue and finance minister of Akbar. He designed the world’s first measurement system for land measurement. 

Mulla Do-Piyaza

Mulla Do-Piyaza  was an advisor to Akbar who was also fond of eating onions. 

Fakir azuddin

Fakir Azuddin was Akbar’s personal physician (hakim). 

Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana

Abdul Rahim Khan-i-Khana was a poet who was the son of Akbar’s patron Bairam Khan. He composed a composition called Nagar Shobha, he was famous for his ghazals and couplets. 

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