Fast facts about Mirza Ghalib's Tomb in Delhi
When it was built: 19th century
Nature of the building: Tomb
History of Mirza Ghalib's Tomb in Delhi
Mirza Ghalib's Tomb in Delhi has Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib,
the legendary Urdu poet of Delhi, buried under it. The tomb
in Delhi was designed by the famous architect of Hyderabad,
Nawab Jang Bahadur. Located in Nizamuddin area, this tomb lies
next to Hazrat Nizamuddin's Mazaar and north of the enclosure
of Chaunsath Khamba. An academy was established nearby later
in 1969 to perpetuate his memory and works. The greatest Urdu
poet of the nineteenth century, he was a great writer of ghazals
and a friend of the Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah 'Zafar' . He
was also appointed as the teacher of Bahadur Shah II.
Features of Mirza Ghalib's Tomb in Delhi
- The grave in Mirza Ghalib's Tomb in Delhi, is covered
by a small marble structure and enclosed within a compound wall.
- The tomb is made of white marble and the premise of
the tomb is usually kept locked Mirza Ghalib's grave is covered
by a marble structure
- The grave of Mirza Ghalib is surrounded by those of
Don't Miss in Mirza Ghalib's Tomb in Delhi
The courtyard, which surrounds the grave in Mirza Ghalib's
Tomb in Delhi, is always locked. Guess why? So that gate-crashers
and intruders can be kept away from the serene and pure ambience
of the place.
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