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Did You Know That This Fort In Nizamuddin Was Once Home To The Famous Poet Rahim?



The tomb of Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana was home to the iconic poet Rahim who lived there during the rule of Akbar, who ruled from 1556 to 1605. Rahim, who was a dewan (an important minister) in Akbar’s court, is known for his books on astrology and Hindi dohe. 

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A Slice Of The Bygone Era | Located near the majestic Humanyu’s Tomb, the Tomb of Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khan was built in 1598 by Rahim for his wife. After his death, his body was placed in it in 1627, and during the 17th century, when the Safdarjung’s Tomb was constructed, the marble and sandstone from this tomb were used to construct the latter. 

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The Aga Khan Trust For Culture (AKTC) announced a project to restore and conserve this tomb in 2014. With this restoration work, AKTC also commissioned a book titled “Abdur Rahim Khana-I-Khan: Kavya, Saundarta, Sarthakta” on Rahim which was edited by an Urdu scholar Gopichand Narang and Harsh Trivedi.

A tomb that has a treasure trove of history attached to its name, is an ode to Rahim.

Where | Tomb Of Abdul Rahim Khana-I-Khan - Nizamuddin, Jaipur Estate, Nizamuddin East
Timings | 10 AM - 5 PM