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This beautiful tomb was built over the mortal remains of a local celebrity, Khwaja Khizr, who rose to prominence during the reign of Ibrahim Lodi (1517-1526 AD). This tomb is among the very few monuments where ‘kankar’ blocks have been used along with red standstone. Standing on a high platform and reinforced with square protections at the corners, the tomb is approachable through wide stairs leading to its gateway. The gateway consists of two-arched openings at the terminal end of the central passage, having a façade decorated with designs executed in blue, yellow, green and dull red colours. The burial chamber is surmounted by a hemispherical dome, resting on an octagonal low drum that has a finial setting over an inverted lotus flower as its crown. According to a Persian inscription on the site, this tomb complex of Kwaja Khizr, son of Darya Khan Sarwani, was built during 1522-24 AD.

The beautiful tomb committed to Khwaza Khizr was built over the mortal remains of a local saint, who flourished during the reign of Ibrahim Lodi (AD 1517 – 1526). According to a Persian message, the tomb complex of Khwaja Khizr, son of Darya Khan Sarwani, was built during AD 1522 – 1524. This tomb is among the few monuments where ‘kankar’ blocks have been used along with red sandstone.

Standing on a high platform and rock-hard with square projections at the corners, the tomb is amicable by a flight of steps leading to the gateway. The gateway consists of two arched openings at the end of a central passage, having a façade bedecked with mouldings, lotus medallions and arched recesses. The ceiling of the chamber is decorated with floral designs executed in blue, yellow, green and dull red colors.

The burial chamber is surmounted by a semi-circular dome, resting on an octagonal low drum crowned by a finial meeting over an inverted lotus flower.