From Nizamuddin Basti.. Next in our Heritage Exploration series is ATGAH KHAN’s TOMB! The tomb is hidden amid the living spaces of several families in the basti and it is hard to imagine that those narrow lanes and alleys lead you to something standing tall with such grandeur! For those familiar with the Jodha-Akbar stories – Atgah Khan was a fatherly figure to emperor Akbar and was killed by Adham Khan..who was in-turn punished to death by Akbar. Check out the episode to know more 🙂
In this episode we visit the Khairul Manazil mosque built under the patronage ofMaham Anga, Emperor Akbar’s wet-nurse. The video primarily covers the following aspects associated to this place:
- Emperor Akbar
- Akbar’s wet-nurse Maham Anga and her son’s Quli Khan and Adham Khan
- The arrow attack on Akbar from the walls of this mosque
- Shihabuddin Ahmed Khan and how Neher-e-Shihab became the link between Feroz Shah Tughlaq’s canal-network and Shahjehan’s canal at Chandni Chowk
- Architecture of Khairul Manazil mosque and modern restoration work
Chk out the video to know more about this place 🙂
In this part of the MEHRAULI HERITAGE films we visit the tomb of ADHAM KHAN, emperor Akbar’s foster brother.
This quick film discusses about the history of this monument, the structure as such and a few popular beliefs and stories associated with the same.