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Mar 2, 2013

Chausath Khamba in Delhi - Late 19th Century


Chausath Khamba, also spelled Chaunsath Khamba  is a tomb built during 1623–24. It is located in Nizamuddin precincts (a heritage zone) of Sufi Muslim shrines and tombs in New Delhi, India. The name means "64 pillars" in Urdu and Hindi. It was built by Mirza Aziz Koka, son of Ataga Khan, as a mausoleum for himself, at the time when Mughal Emperor Jahangir ruled from Delhi. Mirza Aziz Koka had served several times as Jahangir’s Governor of Gujarat before his died in Gujarat. Ataga Khan was prime minister of Emperor Akbar.
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Credit: James Kerr ( pumpparkphotos.com )