Asif Khan Tomb

2017-07-05

Asif Khan Tomb (Punjab)


Mirza Abul Hassan, known as Asif Khan, was brother of Noor Jahan and he was commander in-chief and later Governor of Lahore. He was died in 1641 and Emperer Shah Jahan constructed a Tomb for him near the Tomb of Jahangir.

The building of tomb is octagonal structure with a bulbous double dome at the top. The tomb was constructed in the center of four square gardens with wall. Tomb was beautifully design with different type of inlay work on its exterior and veneered with bold stucco tracery and title mosaic work in the interior. The bulbous double dome was also covered with marble veneering. Ranjit Singh has removed all of its marble and decorative work in Sikh regime.

About Lahore

Lahore, the capital city of Punjab, is the most populous and second largest city in the northeast part of Punjab province in Pakistan on the border with India at Wagha. It is located on the bank of River Rive at a height of 213 m above sea level. It is linked with the rest of Pakistan and accessed by all types of transportation. It is the major city to access all of the cities and towns of Punjab province. It has the largest railway station in Pakistan. Allam Iqbal International airport is used for all type of international and local flights.

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