From one of Delhi’s most famous monuments in my last post, let’s go to one of the last examples of the Mughal architecture in Delhi. Mirza Muqim Abul Mansur Khan was the governor of Awadh and he also assisted the Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah in his administration. Pleased with his services, the emperor gave him the title of “Safdarjung” and put him in charge of Kashmir as well. When Ahmad Shah Bahadur became the next emperor, he made Safdarjung his Prime Minister.
After his death, Safdarjung’s son Nawab Shuja-ud-daulah built a red sandstone tomb for his father in Delhi, along the same lines as Humayun’s tomb. It is impeccably maintained, and the complex houses the headquarters of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).