Khan-e-Khanan Tomb: Testament of Mughal’s Cultural Heritage

Khan-e-Khanan Tomb: Testament of Mughal's Cultural Heritagevia Tomb of neglect – MADHUR TANKHA – When Emperor Akbar’s trusted lieutenant and reputed scholar Abdur Rahim Khan commissioned the construction of a red sandstone tomb near the Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti in memory of his wife, he probably had no inkling that 400 years later, the tomb would become a refuge for love birds, dedicated junkies and stray dogs.

The tomb, built as a labour of love, has now been reduced to a crumbling edifice with visible cracks all over the structure. However, this does not diminish the Khan-e-Khanan’s significance in terms of its aesthetic beauty. It is a testament to the immense contribution of the Mughals to enrich the country’s cultural heritage.

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