This monument in Delhi is a tomb of an Emperor from which dynasty?
The Safdarjung’s tomb is a sandstone and marble mausoleum in Delhi, India, built in 1754 in the Mughal Empire style for Nawab Safdarjung.
The tomb is located near the Safdarjung Airport at the T junction of Lodhi Road and Aurobindo Marg in New Delhi. It is the last monumental tomb garden of the Mughals.
The four key features of the tomb are, the Char Bagh plan with the mausoleum at the center, a ninefold floor plan, a five-part façade and a large podium with a hidden stairway. The tomb has four fountains on each of the four sides.Red and buff stones are the materials used for building the main mausoleum. The interior of the tomb is covered with rococo plaster with decorations. There are four towers around the main tomb at the corners.
The monument’s domed and arched red brown and white coloured structures makes it stand out. Safdarjung, Nawab of Oudh, was made prime minister of the Mughal Empire when Ahmed Shah Bahadur ascended the throne in 1748.
On 2012, the then-Health Minister of India, Ghulam Nabi Azad offered Eid prayers in a mosque in the complex.
The 2013 Hollywood film, Jobs, was shot in the tomb.
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