Row over Agra's Mughal Museum's link with Shivaji, project in need of funds
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India, Sept. 15 -- The under-construction Mughal Museum, which is now likely to be named after the great Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, stands about 1,300 metres east of the Taj Mahal, awaiting funds for its completion.
According to historians, Shivaji once visited Agra during the reign of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.
There are various theories around what took place during that visit. The most popular one is that Shivaji was arrested and kept in a jail within the Agra Fort but managed to hide himself in a basket of fruits and escaped. The ASI had also attempted to identify the jail where Shivaji was kept. There is also a statue of Shivaji at the gate of Agra Fort to mark this incident.
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