He needs a panegyrist like himself.
At this time where is there one like him in the world?

Though he had reached eighty years, the head of youth boiled within him. He was attacked by a sudden chill, and he shrunk up. Fever increased, and on the 13th at midnight he became occasionally delirious. When he came a little to himself, he sent for the writer. I came to his pillow, and lost my senses on beholding him. Con­scious and while remembering God he closed his eyes on this spot of trouble. Small and great were plunged into long sorrow.


Rise up that I may weep and lament.
I weep abundantly, and lament.
Sorrows lacerate my liver.
When I end, I begin again to weep.

The appreciative sovereign was grieved, and implored forgive­ness for him.

On the night of the 23rd the writer was nominated to Nāsīk. From the time that those who had surrendered were in custody, from time to time disturbances increased owing to the want of care on the part of the administrators of affairs. Though by the marvels of fortune, Aḥmadnagar had been conquered, things went somewhat backward. High prices destroyed the troops. The self-willed men of the Deccan assembled together, and raised the head of distur- 784 bance. They elevated to the supremacy 'Ālī, the son of Shāh 'Alī, the uncle of Murtaẓā Niām-ul-mulk. They made that vagrant pauper the means of their own success. Though the whole affair was not disclosed to H.M., yet the wickedness of Shāh 'Alī's son and sedition-mongering of Rājū were current talk. On this account the Khān-khānān was in the first place sent to Aḥmadnagar to remedy matters, and the author was sent to Nāsīk. He obtained leave for that purpose this year. He was exalted by receiving* a choice robe of honour, a special horse, a flag, and a drum. Rai Raī Singh, Rai Durgā, Rai Bhoj, Hāshim Beg, Tolak, Muqīm K., Fūlād K. Kamal-ul-mulk and many others were nominated to accompany him. Next morning H.M. came to inspect Āsīr. On the way he granted leave to the Khān-khānān and the other servants to go on the above-men­tioned service. He, during four days, inspected* the fortress and the spoils and then returned to Burhānpūr.

One of the occurrences was the punishment of the sedition-mongers in Bengal. It has been mentioned that the Afghans made Qatlū's son an instrument of commotion, and raised up the head of strife. Several times Rajah Mān Singh's people led out their forces and were defeated. Mīr 'Abdu-r razzāq M'amūrī—who was the Bakhshī of the army—was made prisoner. When the Rajah came to Allahabad with the Prince-Royal, he took leave to go to Bengal, and stayed for some time in Rohtās, making preparations. From there he went to punish the evildoers. Near Sherpūr 'Aāī he met in with the enemy. Both forces made forts and encamped opposite one another. On 1st Isfandārmaẕ they drew up in battle array, and after a slight engagement the enemy was punished. By the might of fortune a noted elephant of theirs was struck by a bullet and in his agitation he rushed into his own army and threw it into confusion. Many were killed. As the day was at its close they pursued for four kos and then turned back. Mīr 'Abdu-r-razzāq* Māmūri fell into their hands with a collar round his neck and chains on his feet. He had been mounted in this condition on an elephant, and a man had been appointed to kill him in case of defeat. Suddenly the man was killed by a bullet and the Mīr escaped from death. By God's favour the insurrection subsided, and the servants were exalted by favours.

On this day the intuition of the Shāhinshāh was made clear. The son of Shams Cak wickedly fled, and coming to the hill-country of Kashmīr stirred up sedition. H.M. said, “His head will soon come rolling down from the top of the mountain, and he will receive the retribution of his ingratitude.” In this year and month that unworthy one came down from the top of the hill, and was broken 785 to pieces. On the 5th an order came to the writer to the effect that many men had joined the son of Shāh 'Alī, and that it was right that I should return and go in that direction, and in conjunction with the Khān-khānān bring the affair to a successful termination. As many brave men had chosen to accompany me, and the materials for conquering the country of Nāsik and for punishing the rebels had been collected, envious people induced the sovereign to recall me. I do not know whether it was that the circumstances were not known to him, or that he was unduly influenced by complaisance (for his adviser). I was a little astonished at the pranks of fortune, but in accordance with the Shāh's order I set out for that quarter (Aḥmadnagar) from the town of Rānwar.* On the 7th Ḥasan the son of M. Shahrukh absconded. He was with his father in Aḥmad­nagar and from weakness of character he became discontented. He joined in with a Kashmīrī and went off.

One of the occurrences was the coming* of Prince Sulān Daniel to court. From the time that Aḥmadnagar had been conquered, he had a great desire to kiss the threshold. By the royal order he made over Aḥmadnagar to M. Shāhrukh and some servants and proceeded to court. On the 10th he did homage, and was exalted by various favours. Āsīr was presented to him together with much property, and Khāndesh was given to him and received the name of Dāndesh.* On the 13th Daulat K. Lādū died of colic. He had an abundant share of courage and ability. For some time he served M. Koka, and he was much with M. Khān the Khān-khānān. Prince Sulān Daniel had made him his own servant, and had advanced him to the rank of 2,000. When the Prince came to court, he left him in Aḥmadnagar to assist M. Shāhrukh, and there he died. On the 20th Khwājagī Fatḥ Ullah was sent to Nāsīk. As Sa'ādat K. had retired in consequence of the breach of agreement, he* begged that he might be brought to court by means of an able man. Accordingly Khwājagī Fatḥ Ullah was appointed to this ser­vice. On this day Khwāja Malik 'Alī bakhshī of the camp obtained his wish. He had for some time been censured for tyranny, and Bābā Nāir had been appointed to the office. On observing signs of repentance, he was ordered to be received into favour. On the 22nd Bahādur K. was sent to Gwaliyār in order that he might get some enlightenment in the school of the prisoṇ. Out of kindness, his family was sent with him. Walī Beg, Sām Beg, Abū Nāṣir and some soldiers accompanied him. On the 29th Mīr Jamālu-d-dīn Husain Injū was sent off to Bījāpūr. As 'Adil K. wished to make over his daughter* to the harem of Prince Sulān Daniel, the Mīr* was sent with the bridal presents.