Tomb of Khan-e-Jahan Bahadur Jang Kokaltash – Lahore

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while moving on canal road Lahore, if you go towards Mugalpura underpass coming from The Mall, then you have to cross railway tracks over road; At this place if you look towards your left side, you’ll have a look over a tomb in miserablecondition. This is a tomb of Khan-e-Jahan Bahadur Jang Kokaltash. Daily thousands of people watch this tomb when they move there but very very few know what is it. I have been in Lahore for more then sixteen years and hundred of times i passed by this road, it comes to my mind always to see what is it and at last I go and found a mausoleum. He is of  Nobles of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir’s period and the name of that Noble is ‘Khan-e-Jahan Bahadur Zafar Jang Kokaltash’.

The mausoleum is ocotagonal in plan with high arches on each side and stands on an octagonal platform.

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Its 32′ diameter dome, raised on a drum, is reminiscent more of the dome form utilized in the tomb of Anarkali, rather than those of other nobles such as Ali Mardan Khan or Asaf Khan. This is not surprising, since Nawab Bahadur Khan, reputed to be one of Akbar’s nobles, died in 1601, which makes his tomb contemporaneous with the tomb of Anarkali, built in 1615.

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    Aqueel Ahmad Mirza said:
    May 27, 2011 at 13:25

    Aaallaa yar I had never seen this place before. I will surely visit it this weekend inshAllah 🙂
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