About the tomb
- Built in 1754 by Nawab Shujaud Daula, it is located in New Delhi.
- It was built as a mausoleum of Safdarjung using the Mughal style of Architecture. Safdurjang was a statesman who remained the Wazir ul-Hindustan (Prime Minister of India) during the reign of Ahmad Shah Bahadur.
- This mausoleum built by Safdarjung’s son Nawab Shujaud Daula remains the last monumental garden tomb depicting Mughal architectural style.
- The tomb that is built of red and brownish-yellow coloured sandstone has a high terrace and is capped with a massive central dome.
Why in News:
- Historians are worried that weeds growing on the dome of Safdarjung Tomb had damaged the monument which require urgent care from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).