Tomb of Abdul Rahim Khankhana in Nizamuddin East. Photo: Monica Tiwari.
When Emperor Akbar’s trusted lieutenant and reputed scholar Abdur Rahim Khan commissioned the construction of a red sandstone tomb near the Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti in memory of his wife, he probably had no inkling that 400 years later, the tomb would become a refuge for love birds, dedicated junkies and stray dogs.
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, undertaking a major conservation project on the adjoining site of Humayun’s Tomb, is yet to turn its attention to Khan-i-Khanan’s tomb. However, AKTC is likely to undertake conservation works on the tomb as part of the MoU signed with ASI for the Humayun’s tomb conservation.
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