That devoted servant (and) pivot of state affairs, according to (my) order, as powerful as destiny, you should write to Prince A’azam, “From the letter of Neek Nàm Khán* it was known that you had dismissed the three sons of your own old secretary. You seem to be wise and sagacious. Do as you like. Now you do not like Fazáil Khán Mir Hádi*. I appointed Ináyat Alláh Khán to report (to me) your desires. You must be knowing that Kūkaltásh Khán* during his governorship of the Deccan, and Rūh Alláh Khán* during his governorship of Haiderábád* (Deccan), had become sources of abominable actions. For the sake of policy I took them to task for a time; but in the end I retained them in their posts by remembering their past services”.

I have heard His Majesty (Sháh Jehán) saying, “One day the Emperor Akbar, whose abode is in heaven, observed, ‘Though Todarmal* possesses a sharp intellect for the ins and outs of political and financial affairs, I do not like his pride’. Abūl Fazl* quarrelled with Todarmal and began to indirectly complain against him. The Emperor Akbar said to him, ‘Elevated persons should not be degraded; therefore the officials should per force be retained in their services’”. (Verse) “Greatness and generosity belong to that person who sees the crimes (of his servants) and at the same time maintains his servants by keeping them in his service”.