Akbar defeated Hemu who was administering Punjab under Sikander Sur and captured Delhi
Akbar was a boy when he succeeded his father Human. His uncle Bhairm Khan was the regent. Akbar’s administration was progressive and glorious. `Akbarnama’ by Abul Fazal narrates Akbar’s achievements.
Akbar defeated Hemu (also known as Raja Vikramadithya) who was administering Punjab under Sikander Sur and captured Delhi. After this victory Sikander sur and captured Delhi. After that victory at Panipat (II war of Panipat) in 1556, Punjab and Agra came under Akbar’s control, the Rajaput rulers of Gwalior, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Ranthambore, Malwa and Kalinjar were defeated between 1556 and 1561. He also defeated Rani (queen) Durgavati and secured Giondwana in 1564, his empire stretched from the Himalayas to the Narmada.
The gold, silver and copper coins issued by Akbar give an idea of the standardized coinage.
Akbar is remembered more for his religious tolerance and his attitude towards other religions than his conquests. He allowed all religions to continue in harmony, in his new capital Fatepur Sikri. He built a prayer hall called Ibadat Khana. Here he arranged discussion between leaders of the Hindu, Christian, Jaina and Muslim religious leaders which he enjoyed listening to. Having recognized the finest points in each religion, he started a new religious to. Having recognized the finest points in each religion, he started a new religious association called Din- Ilahi.