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Burdwan - The Tomb of Shah Bahram. (Within this compound are also the tombs of Kutubuddin & Sher Afgan, well known in Indian history as the latter was the first husband of Nur Jehan)

Burdwan - The Tomb of Shah Bahram. (Within this compound are also the tombs of Kutubuddin & Sher Afgan, well known in Indian history as the latter was the first husband of Nur Jehan)

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1904

Shelfmark: Photo 430/29(18)

Item number: 4302918

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of The Tomb of Shah Bahram at Burdwan, taken by an unknown photographer around 1904. Part of an album of photographs presented to Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India, by Bijay Chand Mahtab of Burdwan (r.1887-1941), on his short visit to the city on 2nd April 1904. The List of the Ancients Monuments of Bengal of 1895 states, "This is one of the most important of the ancient archaeological remains in the district, and its origin its traced by tradition as far back as the reign of the Emperor Akbar, about 300 years ago. It was erected in 1574 A.D. in honour of a Muhammadan poet named Bahram Sakka (water-carrier), who died at Burdwan while on his way from Agra to Ceylon." The complex also has the tombs of Kutubuddin, the Subhedar of Burdwan, and Sher Afghan, who was the Governor of Burdwan and the first husband of Nur Jahan (the wife of Emperor Jahangir).

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