Poet Rahim’s tomb Delhi regains its beauty, history and poetry

Ismailimail

Highlights:

  • Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana, one of the ‘Navratnas’ (nine gems) in Mughal Emperor Akbar’s court
  • Commonly known as Rahim among “Tulsi, Kabir and Rahim” fame
  • A poet, who through couplets venerating Lord Krishna, stands for everything that India is proud of
  • Unlike Emperor Shah Jahan’s monument of love to his wife, Rahim’s tomb was built by his wife when he passed away in 1627
  • Aga Khan Trust is renovating and restoring his tomb with a three-day festival showcasing the life, works and music of Rahim

Poet Rahim's tomb regains its beauty, history and poetryNo one among the over one lakh people who drive past the magnificently decrepit tomb daily can ignore it. It rudely stares you in the eye, standing next to one of Delhi’s busiest roads, close to the World Heritage Humayun Tomb, almost facing the bustling pilgrim centre of Nizamuddin, and on the way to one of Delhi’s busiest and noisiest railway stations. Yet when told…

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