Mīrzā ʿAzīz “Kōka”
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(ca. 949-1033/ca. 1542-1624) (the sobriquet occurs also in the Turkī form kokaltas̲h̲ or kokaldas̲h̲ , “foster-brother”), the son of the Mug̲h̲al Emperor Akbar’s wet-nurse D̲j̲īd̲j̲ī Ānaga, who rose to prominence in the Mug̲h̲al court, army and administration. His exact date of birth is not recorded, but it must have been within a month or two of Akbar’s in 949/1542; his father was S̲h̲ams al-Dīn Aḥmad G̲h̲aznawī, who had been advanced to favour after saving Humāyūn’s life in the river crossing at the battle…

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Burton-Page, J., “Mīrzā ʿAzīz “Kōka””, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5229>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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