Tombs

Tombs
Allama Iqbal’s Tomb
Outside the Badshahi Mosque, near its steps, lies the Tomb of Allama Iqbal, the poet-philosopher of the East. The mausoleum is a coalescence of Afghan and Moorish styles of architecture and is constructed entirely of red sandstone which was quarried and brought from Rajasthan.

Jehangir’s Tomb
The tomb of the fourth great Mughal Emperor, Jehangir, lies three miles north-west of Lahore across the River Ravi. It has a majestic structure composed of red sand-stone and marble. The outer ingression to the tomb opens out into a court-yard which was utilized as a caravan Serai during Mughal times. An ingression to the right leads into a Mughal garden with exact geometrical pattern balancing each side. The marble tomb is approached from four corridors leading from the garden.

Noor Jehan’s Tomb
The Empress Nur Jehan, “Light of the World”, was the only empress whose name appeared on the coins of the Mughal imperium. She was buried in 1845 AD at Shahdara (Lahore) outside Jehangir’s mausoleum across the railway line.

Qutub-ud-Din Aibak
He was appointed Governor of India in 1191 AD by Muhammad Ghauri. He established the Slave Dynasty on the death of Muhammad Ghauri in 1206 when he postulated independence of his reign and was followed by nine other slave kings. He was a patron of the building art and is kenned to have erected some monumental stone buildings in Delhi and elsewhere. A very avid player of polo, he died in Lahore in 1210 AD while playing the game. His tomb can be visited in Anarkali Bazaar.

Tomb of Asif Khan

In the courtyard near Jehangir tomb lies buried his brother-in-law, Asif Khan, father of Shah Jehan’s beloved Queen Arjumand Bano. He lies in a tomb that today shows little of its former splendor.

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