The real name of Nur Jehan was Mehrun Nisa Begum. She was given the title of Nur Jehan (Light of the World) when she was married to Jehangir in l6ll. Nur Jehan was the only empress whose name appeared on the Mughal coins. She died in 1645 A. D., eighteen years after Jehangir’s death and was buried near her husband’s tomb. She is said to have built her mausoleum during her lifetime.
Her Tomb originally was exquisitely embellished with glazed lime plaster bearing beautiful floral fresco paints, but time treated this building cruelly. Today what remains is hardly enough to remind one of its original splendor.