|Shah Jahan was the fifth Mughal Emperor and was the son of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. He was born on 5 January, 1592. In 1627, he succeeded to the throne upon his father’s death. Taj Mahal, one of the most beautiful monuments of the world is a significant part of Shah Jahan life history. He built this monument in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.