After Murshid Quli Khan the Nawab nazim of Bengal shifted his capital from Dhaka to Murshidabad ( a city named after him) he gave orders for this grand Jami Masjid to be built. It was completed in 1724.
The other noteworthy feature of the Mosque is that it is also the burial place of its builder. Nawab Murshid Quli Khan lies buried in a simple open grave under the steps of multi-arched entrance leading to the courtyard.
Today only 2 of its four corner towers remain and as you can see except for the corner ones, the domes have collapsed too.
It’s sheer size and grandeur make it a very popular destination for tourists in the city, even though it’s has borne the brunt of time.
It also housed a madrasa and today the rooms seem eerie and empty and instead of teachers and students the rooms are full of curious tourists.
Unlike most rulers he did not think he deserved to have a separate or grand mausoleum. I am sure Sir Saiyed Ahmad Khan would have been pleased as he repeatedly says in Asar that ibrat hasil karni chahiye.
It is in a bad shape