The Tomb of Bai Kodak Dai on the Baoli Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya 

, Hazrat-E-Dilli

According to Syed Farid Nizami , the main sajjada nasheen of Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah This was a pavilion made where the palanquins of the Mughal Shahzadis were brought when they visited #HazratNizamuddinAuliya. It’s on top of the baoli wall and it was from a ledge under this  that kids dive into the chashm e falak.


 A lady got it made her tomb in 17th c.  The tomb has a date inscribed on it. She is now known as Bai Kodak dai as no one knows her real name.

It’s an exquisite tomb with the 99 names of Allah inscribed on it and has somehow survived. 


The wall u see is toilet of family staying next door now being removed and renovated by Aga khan trust.

The bricks are a toilet and so prevent the direct baoli view


 It’s direct view of the baoli and has a direct path to Dargah

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  • Arif Rahman Chughtai 25 / 03 / 2018 Reply

    I am greatly interested in researching on Bai Kodak and your photographs are wonderfu. But you have not given an outside view of the tomb but even more important the top of the sarcophagus so that we can read the date an the inscription. Please do so on blog or even if you can contact me on my email that is chughtaimuseumlahore@hotmail.com

  • ARIF RAHMAN CHUGHTAI 26 / 03 / 2018 Reply

    I am the son of famous regional artist Khan Bahadur Abdur Rahman Chughtai, with so many ancestors and links to the city of Delhi. Even your National Museum in Jaipur House has works of my father in their collection. Delhi and Lahore are very much inter-related. More than a thousand years of mutual history. My uncle Dr Abdullah Chaghatai too is a world renowned historian of Islamic and Mughal buildings and for some time taught in Poona, India. We appreciate your exceptional effort at these things. Well done!

    • ranasafvi 26 / 03 / 2018 Reply

      Shukriya and I am grateful to you for connecting

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