Chunar fort is 45 kilometers away from Mirzapur district headquarter.
Agra and Delhi have been central to most stories of the Mughals, but an interesting anecdote from the history of their sultanate Uttar Pradesh K has been from Mirzapur. Chunar fort visible from Kaimur hills in Mirzapur has a connection with Mughal history. The connection is also such that mughal history turned the direction of This is the same fort because of which Humayun Mughal Sultanate Had to lose
Its story begins from 1536. This fort was ruled by Sher Shah Suri. Suri had captured it after Babur’s death. A time also came when Humayun wanted to get back his legacy. This was the biggest mistake of Humayun.
Babur had divided his property before his death. Delhi and Agra were given to Humayun. Handed over Kabul and Kandhar to Bhai Kamran. The responsibility of Sambhal and Hindal was given to Askari. After the death of Babar, Afghani’s eyes were on Babar’s sultanate. But Humayun wanted to capture Bengal after winning Kalinjar. Chunar was in the middle of his goal. The same Chunar which was occupied by Shershah, but at that time he was ruling from Bengal. Sher Shah was a skilled ruler. The one who knew how to win the war very well.
Humayun knew very well that when Sher Shah captured the fort of father Babar, a large part of the army had to be lost. Showing courage, in 1536 Humayun finally planned to capture the Chunargarh fort. Humayun got the benefit of Sher Shah being in Bengal. As a result, Humayun was successful in capturing the fort of Chunar. After this Sher Shah asked Suri to leave Bengal. At that time, Sher Shah Suri, realizing the delicacy of the time, accepted Humayun’s advice but started looking for the weak time of the Mughals.
had to flee from the Mughal Sultanate
In the battle of Chausa, Sher Shah suddenly stood like a rock in front of Humayun. In the war, Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayun in such a way that he had to leave till India. Sher Shah first captured Delhi and then the fort of Chunar. For a long time this fort remained with Sher Shah and then with his son Islam Shah.
The hope of achieving this once again increased in the Mughals. Akbar acquired it in 1575 and made it back a part of the Mughal Sultanate.