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The Mogul empire rapidly expanded during the reigns of Akbar and his successors down to Aurungzeb, when it attained its climax.
Aurungzeb's successors became the helpless instruments of conflicting chiefs.
Shortly afterwards the emperor Aurungzeb's forces retook the place, which remained in Mussulman hands until 1752, when it was captured by Clive.
When Aurungzeb overthrew the Bijapur sultans in 1686, Belgaum passed to the Moguls.