When Sikandar Shan was born, he was given a pearl necklace by the emperor,
and his father, Muhammad ‘Azam, a robe. His mother, Jahanzeb Banu
Begu was given 10,000 rupees.
miniature bearing the title of
'Secander' in a gold inscription appears in Nicolò Manucci's Storia
do Mogor. He goes on to write that he is Iskander, the son of Azam
Shah and Begum, the daughter of Dara [Shikoh]. However, Muhammad Azam
Shah's son by Jani Banu Begum died an infant. William Irvine's 1907 translation
of Storia do Mogor, or Moghul India, vol. II, shows the same
miniature, but refers to it as depicting 'Sultan Sikandar, son of Shah
Shuja'. Shah Shuja, son of Emperor Shah Jahan I, had no son named Sikandar.