Tomb of Khan-e-Jahan Bahadur Jang Kokaltash – Lahore
While moving on canal road Lahore, if you go towards Mugalpura underpass coming from The Mall, then you have to cross railway tracks over the road; At this place, if you look towards your left side, you’ll see a tomb in a miserable condition. This is a tomb of Khan-e-Jahan Bahadur Jang Kokaltash.
Daily thousands of people watch this tomb when they move there but very very few know what is it? I have been in Lahore for more than sixteen years and hundreds of times I have passed by this road, it always comes to my mind to see what is it and at last, I go and found a mausoleum.
He is of Nobles of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir’s period and the name of that Noble is ‘Khan-e-Jahan Bahadur Zafar Jang Kokaltash’.
The tomb of Khan-e-Jahan Bahadur Jang Kokaltash is octagonal in plan with high arches on each side and stands on an octagonal platform.
The tomb of Khan-e-Jahan Bahadur Jang Kokaltash is a 32′ diameter dome, raised on a drum, is reminiscent more of the dome form utilized in the tomb of Anarkali, rather than those of other nobles such as Ali Mardan Khan or Asaf Khan. This is not surprising, since Nawab Bahadur Khan, reputed to be one of Akbar’s nobles, died in 1601, which makes his tomb contemporaneous with the tomb of Anarkali, built in 1615.