Afzal Khan's Tomb and Mosque, Bijapur
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
View of Afzal Khan's Tomb in the foreground with the mosque, partially concealed, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. Afzal Khan was Muhammad Adil Shah's (r.1627-1656) Prime minister and died in 1653. Afzal Khan's tomb, which was never finished, has a disproportionately large dome. It is believed he began the tomb in his lifetime but eventually was not be buried here. The adjoining mosque has two-storeys, with the upper level duplicating the hall beneath.