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Isa Khan Niyazi was an Afghan noble in the court of King Sher Shah Suri (who had ousted Emperor Humayun of the Moghul dynasty) of the Sur dynasty and then also under his son Islam Shah Suri during the period of interruption of the Mughal rule in Delhi by the Sur dynasty between 1540 and 1555 AD. His tomb is located in the Humayun's tomb complex and was built 20 years preceding the tomb of Emperor Humayun. It is a domed tomb, octagonal in shape, with an encircling pillared verandah. In the centre inside the room lies six tombs, the central one that of Isa Khan and the rest of his wife, sons and daughters. It was built by Islam Shah Suri between 1547-48. It is said that it's architectural and other concepts inspired the Humayun's tomb to a large extent. The Tomb is built mainly of grey quartzite with designs in red sandstone. The architecture is pretty impressive and the place gives you a nice feel. It is said that the tomb was built during his lifetime.

Address: Humayun's tomb complex

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  • Written Jan 21, 2009
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