Unattractive as his character was, it contained at least some elements Aurangzeb.
Aurangzeb tried to take it in 1649 with 5000 men, but failed.
The keen eye of Aurangzeb saw in this conjuncture of events a favourable opportunity for realising his own ambitious schemes.
Aurangzeb was a bigoted Muhammadan, and his accession to the throne threatened to have serious consequences for Mullah Shah.
In 1686 the city of Bijapur was taken by Aurangzeb in person, and in the following year Golconda also fell.
Bernier has given us a graphic account of Aurangzeb's move to the hills in 1665.
Ten emperors after Aurangzeb are enumerated in the chronicles, but none of them has left any mark on history.
It was afterwards rebuilt, but was finally demolished by order of Aurangzeb, who set up in its place a mosque.
The ancient site near the town was occupied by the city of Chandrawati, said to have been destroyed in the time of Aurangzeb.
One and all refused, and one and all were eventually butchered in the palace of Aurangzeb.