Raja Todar Mal
Raja Todar Mal, a Khatri Rajput had served his youth under the administration of Sher Shah Suri and had gained priceless experience in management of Land and revenues. He assisted Akbar’s chancellor of exchequer Muzafar Khan first and then took part in suppression of Ali Kuli in 1566.
- Raja Todar Mal was the First Hindu which was sent to lead the Mughal Army. This was particularly because of Akbar’s suspicion that a Muslim may act in collusion with the rebel enemy.
- After that Raja Todar Mal was employed settling the revenue system of Gujarat and then again given the military command to win Bengal.
He became the finance officer (Mushrif-i-Diwan) of Akbar in 1575 and Diwan-i-kul (Chief Finance Minister) in 1582 and introduced the reforms also known as Todar Mal’s rentroll, the book of land records in Mughal Empire. He died in 1587.
Raja Todar Mal is best known for introduction of the following reforms: