India’s first Islamic tomb which was built for Prince Nasiruddin Mahmud, son of Iltumish. It is situated in Nangal Devat forest, near Nangal Devat Vasant Kunj.
Iltumish, who was saddened by the death of his son, built the tomb in 1231 AD. It is close to the Qutub complex.
Its beautiful Turkish style design is unique in itself. Its Sadar Darwaza is adorned with the import of Quran written in marble stone. The Qur’an has been written in a very beautiful way in the inner mimber.
Who is Prince Naseeruddin Mahmud, Iltutmish?
Prince Nasiruddin Mahmud was the eldest son of Shams-ud-din Iltutmish, the ruler of the Ghurid territories in India. Iltutmish is of Mamluk dynasty.
Iltutmish is considered the de facto founder of the Delhi Sultanate as he was the first Muslim ruler to rule from Delhi.
Contribution, Muhammad Usman Khan, New Delhi