Sultan Ghari’s Tomb in Delhi is located in pocket 9 in Vasant Kunj just opposite Sector C. Built by Iltutmish, Qutbuddin Aibak’s slave, for his eldest son in 1231, Sultan Ghari’s Tomb represents the first tomb which was built for a Muslim royal in northern part of India during the medieval period.
History says that Iltutmish’s son, Nasiru'd-Din Mahmud, popularly known as Sultan Ghari, had fought numerous wars to defend the empire. He was the most favorit child of Iltutmish. Mahmud was also throned as the Governor of Lachnauti, which was then known as Dhaka. However, as ill luck would have it, the prince died at Lakhnauti in 1229. Perhaps, the climatic peculiarity of Bengal did not suit his physical state. As a result he fell ill severely and succumbed to death. It is learnt that Iltutmish, who reigned the empire as the founder of Slave dynasty, could not recover from the shock of Sultan Ghari or 'Sultan of the Cave'’s death immediately. With the passage of time, Itutmish overcame his grief and decide to build a tomb for his beloved son at a juncture of his reign when his own subjects were rebelling against him.
You will have to travel to Malakpur Kohli village on the Mehrauli-Palam Road to visit Sultan Ghari’s Tomb in Delhi. We assure you that the golden tinge of the tomb’s structure will impress you. Architecture of Sultan Ghari’s Tomb, exudes of elegance and structural excellence. The tomb was falling to ruins till the Delhi Development Authority took up the project of restoration of Sultan Ghari’s Tomb in 2003.
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