This tomb was built in 1754 in the late Mughal Empire style for Safdarjung wo was prime minister of the Mughal Empire (Wazir ul-Mamlak-i-Hindustan) when Ahmad Shah Bahadur ascended the throne in 1748.
His real name was Abul Mansur Mirza Muhammad Muqim Ali Khan and since a madarsa ran here was called till recently Mansur ka madarsa.
He was the Subadar Nawab of Oudh (the ruler of the Indian state of Oudh, also known as Awadh) from 19 March 1739 to 5 October 1754
The prettiest gateway still existing in Delhi
Delhi’s last Monumental tomb
This is Jangli Mahal. Probably also used as rest house. Now used by ASI for antiquary
Traditional lime mortar: mix of chuna, belgiri, gud, urad Dal, gond, sackcloth, gitti and sand
Traditional lime mortar mix let’s a building breathe giving it life of 400+ years.
Cement chokes it ND gives life of 80 years or so