He was the son and successor of Jehangir, but did not inherit much of the talent and spirit of that powerful ruler.
Whereas Jehangir had ruled for nine months, Yusuf only swayed the sceptre for three.
Nourjehan Begum was the favourite wife of Jehangir, and her game the fiercest of India.
Shah Jehan, son of Jehangir, ascended the throne of India in 1627, and was if possible more addicted to jewels than his father.
During the night the heart of Jehangir misgave him, and he fled to the Karatakka mountains.
With the death of his favourite son Jehangir, his hopes of having a worthy successor expired.
This prince had three sons—Yusuf, Bahanuddin, and Jehangir, the youngest and best known.
The Gulbagh of Kashgar itself alone held out, but it at last fell, after sustaining a long siege, into the hands of Jehangir.
Arjun attracted the unfavourable attention of Akbar's successor, Jehangir, and was cast into prison where he died.
Then the massacres were repeated, and the invasion of Yusuf was that of Jehangir over again in exact detail.