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Tomb Garden of Asaf Khan

 
Catalogue
Mughal Gardens
City
Lahore
Country
Pakistan
Dates
1641
Authors
Abdul Rehman;
Munazzah Akhtar

Description

Asaf Khan was Jahangir's brother-in-law and governor of the Punjab at the time of the emperor's death in 1627. When Asaf Khan died on November 21, 1641, he held the post of commander-in-chief under Shah Jahan (r. 1627–1658). The Emperor directed that he should be buried close to the late Emperor Jahangir’s Mausoleum, and a lofty dome edifice should be erected over his tomb (W. E. Begley, ed., The Shah Jahan nama of ʻInayat Khan, 282). The tomb lies in the middle of a chahārbāgh, measuring 300 gaz square. The main entrance gateway to the tomb garden was on the south side, a false Jawab gate on the north, a mosque on the west, and a pavilion on the east to balance the layout. The project is being conserved with the financial assistance of Global Heritage fund.

 

Source

  • Court Chronicle, 1658