Safdar Jung's Tomb, 1754 AD, Delhi

Photograph © Medha Malik Kudaisya -- may be used without prior permission for any educational or scholarly purpose.

Main entrance to the Tomb of Safdar Jung, a Mughal nobleman and governor. Built by his son, Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula of Awadh, it was modeled on the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun but incorporated many of the features of later Mughal architecture.


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