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The capital city built by Akbar was ___________.
A. Agra
B. Delhi
C. Fatehpur Sikri
D. Allahabad

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The capital city was founded in the year 1569 and it served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from the year 1571 to 1585. Sheikh Salim's khanqah existed earlier in this place. Akbar's son Jahangir was born in 1569 in the village of Sikri, and Akbar started building a religious compound that year to honour the Sheikh who had predicted the birth.

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The king Akbar himself looked after the construction of this city as he was very anxious about its construction. In the construction of the city, the Persian and the Indian architecture was used. The buildings were built by using red stone.

Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of the Mughal Empire built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. This city is situated in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh. And it was abandoned in the year 1569. This city was designed by Tuhir Das and Dhruv Chawla.

After the conquest of Delhi, Marathas captured the city and then the rule was transferred to the British who made the city their headquarters. The mosque inside the complex is being used now.

Fatehpur Sikri is the city founded by Akbar in the year 1569 after he won Chittor and Ranthambore. The construction of Fatehpur Sikri took around 15 years. The palaces, courts, harems and other structures were included in the city.

Therefore, the correct answer is C

 In the year 1598, Agra became the capital of the Kingdom. Akbar came back to Fatehpur Sikri for a short period of time, Mohammed Shaw and Sayyad Hussain Ali Khan who was the regent of Mohammed Shah went to the city in the year 1720 for a brief period of time. In 1815, the Marquess of Hastings ordered the monuments in Sikri to be restored.