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"Adham Khan?s Tomb" Delhi Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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There are many tombs dotted all over Delhi. This one lies near the Qutb Minar complex about 13km (8 miles) south of Connaught Place. Adham Khan was the son of Maham Anga, who was a nurse of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Adham Khan was a noblemen and a general in Akbar's army. However, when he killed Ataga Khan, the husband of Ji Ji Anga, another of Akbar's nurses, he was thrown down from the ramparts of Agra Fort, on Akbar's orders. Soon, Maham Anga also died, consumed by grief, Akbar built this tomb for them in 1562.

Open: Sunrise to Sunset everyday. Admission is free.

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  • Written Apr 9, 2007
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