Tomb of Sher Shah Suri शेर शाह सुरी मक़बरा
The Tomb of Sher Shah Suri is in the Sasaram town of Bihar state, India . The tomb was built in the memory of “Emperor Sher Shah Suri” , a “Pathan from Bihar” who defeated the “Mughal Empire”and founded the “Suri Empire” in northern India. He died in an accidental gunpowder explosion in the fort of Kalinjar on 10th 13 May 1545 AD.
Type Indo-Islamic Architecture
August 16, 1545
His tomb is an example of Indo-Islamic Architecture and it was designed by the famous architect “Mir Muhammad Aliwal Khan” and built between 1540 and 1545.
This Red Sandstone mausoleum (122 ft high), which stands in the middle of an artificial lake, which is nearly square, is known as the second “Taj Mahal” of India.
The tomb stands at the centre of the lake on a square stone plinth with domed kiosks, Chhatrish at each of its corners, further there are stone banks and stepped moorings on all sides of the plinth, which is connected to the mainland through a wide stone bridge. The main tomb is built on octagonal plan, topped by a dome, 22-metre in span and surrounded ornamental domed kiosks which were once covered in coloured glazed tile work.
The tomb was built during the lifetime of Sher Shah as well as the reign of his son “Islam Shah”.
An inscription dates its completion in August 16, 1545, three months after the death of Sher Shah.
I have compiled this articles from “Wikipedia”with modifications along with my click of the Tomb during a visit to Sasaram long back in 2013.
I am really thankful to Almighty for my postings in some of the remotest parts in India which later on proved to be the most virgin & unexplored subject to ponder upon.
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