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    Posted November 2, 2012 by
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    Tomb of Saadat Ali Khan

     
    The Tomb was built by The King Ghazi-ud-din Haider (1814-27 A.D.),the son and successor of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan (1798-1814 A.D.).It was erected on the spot of residential complex where Ghazi-ud-din Haider lived as crown prince.

    Square on plan,it is built of Lakhauri Bricks laid in Lime mortar and decorated with plaster-mouldings.It has four octagonal towers crowned by pillared kiosks with dome above.The main hall has verandah on each side.Each corner has pillared kiosk with a dome.The parapet is adorned with numerous minarets and domes.The main dome is fluted.The main hall octagonal in plan,has a beautiful floor of black and white marble tiles arranged in chess-board pattern.The Nawab is buried in an underground vault just below the marked space on the pavement,which runs north-south.Separate steps lead to a narrow passage where the graves of Sadat Ali Khan and his brothers lie.The corridor behind contains the graves of three begums of Nawab Sadat Ali Khan.The graves on the eastern side are believed to be those of his three daughters.
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