Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sultan Ghari Tomb of Nasir-ud-din Mahmud

Located in the Malakapur village near Vasant Kunj in Delhi, Sultan Ghari tomb is the first Turkish tomb in India. It was built by Slave Sultan Iltutumish on the grave of his eldest son Nasir-ud-din Mahmud, who died in April, A.D. 1229, while looking after the state of affairs in Bengal as the governor of that province.

Nasir-ud-din Mahmud is not to be confused with his namesake who later became a ruler of the Slave dynasty.

Architecturally, the Sultan Ghari tomb is more Hindu than any other tomb in India.

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