Amir Seyyed Fathollah Shirazi, a physician, historian and politician in Indian Mughal Empire (Gūrkān) court

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

2 Department of History, Faculty of Literature and Humanity, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

Abstract

Amir Seyyed Fathollah Shirazi, a physician, historian and politician of Indian Mughal Empire court, was one of the scholars of Shiraz. Initially, he served as a teacher at Mansurieh School in Shiraz. He worked for Imamgholi Mirza, the brother of King Ismaeil II, from Safavid dynasty. After killing Imamgholi Mirza, by the Order of the King, he went to India following the invitation of the Muslim rulers of India. He later became the Prime Minister of Mughal Empire. He wrote many medical books. Also, he had an important role in transmitting Iranian knowledge and culture to India.

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