The Mughal Empire launched by Babur was almost lost by his son Humayun. Akbar reestablished Mughal sway over northern India. He tried to evolve a synthesis in culture and religion. The broad features of his administrative system were retained by the English East India Company. The great king made careers open to talent and disestablished the Islamic state in India. The Sunni emphasis was restored by his great grandson Aurangazeb. Then the empire crumbled. Akbar's even-handedness in dealing with all religious and racial groups was much admired later on by English and Indian statesmen.