Jodha Akbar's March 23rd episode: Akbar leaves Sharifuddin’s den with Jodha after leaving the brute half-dead to meet his end soon. Soon after they leave, Bakshi Banu comes to the den and sees Sharifuddin lying fatally wounded.
Sharif asks for water seeing Bakshi. She brings a cup and says that there is wine only. She makes him drink the wine and gives opium saying that it will work as pain killer. Sharif says that Bakshi is the woman who forever loves him, even if he tortures her.
Bakshi says that this time she has come to confirm his death! The wine and the opium were to poison him, as she cannot forgive the man who has brought an assault upon her daughter. Sharif starts vomiting and dies. Bakshi drags him out of the den and buries him.
Mahtab recovers from a critical condition. Bakshi joins her family and confesses that she has killed Sharifuddin. The family members support her. Akbar insists on going back to Agra.
Salim becomes injured in war and the Mughal troop becomes weaker. Akbar receives the information and decides to go to the battlefield. Jodha sees in dream that Akbar is hitting his head against a hard tree being frustrated and his head is bleeding.
Jodha becomes sick and discovers that she is suffering from the fatal disease which has become a plague in the kingdom. She tells Moti to hide the matter from everyone. But she faints when giving farewell to Akbar before he is to leave for the war.