Akbar‘s son, Jahangir planned and completed the construction of his father’s tomb, after his death, in 1605–1613. To build the construction cost 1,500,000 rupees and took 3 or 4 years to complete. Jats rose in rebellion under the leadership of Raja Ram Jat, during the reign of Aurangzeb. When Jats ransacked Akbar’s tomb, Mughal prestige suffered a blow plundering and looting the gold, jewels, silver, and carpets. The late king’s bones were burned after the grave was opened. George Curzon directed extensive repairs and restoration of Akbar’s mausoleum, as Viceroy of India, which were completed in 1905. With the passage of the Ancient Monuments Preservation Act in 1904, Curzon discussed the restoration of the mausoleum and other historical buildings in Agra in connection, when he elaborated the project as “an offering of reverence to the past and a gift of recovered beauty to the future”. By pilgrims and people living nearby, this preservation project may have discouraged the veneration of the mausoleum.