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PRESENTED BY-
KUSUMITA NEOGI
IQBAL AZAM
MOHAMMAD FAIZAN ANSARI
B.Arch SEM - 3
 Farid khan (Bihar, India) (1486–22 May
1545), also know as Sher shah Suri ,
conferred this name upon him when , as a
young man who killed a tiger that leapt
suddenly upon the king of Bihar.
 He was the founder of the Suri
Empire in North India, with its capital
at Delhi. An
ethnic Pashtun , Sher Shah took control of
the Mughal Empire in 1540.
• He died in an accident gun powder
explosion in the fort of kalinjar on 13th
may 1545AD.
The Sur dynasty was an Afghan family, which ruled in the north of India
between 1540 and 1555/1556.
Sher Shah Suri’s tomb
• Air; Nearest airport is Gaya.
• Rail; Nearest railway station Sasaram
• Road ; From Sasaram , Gaya Patna and
Varanasi
• Best time ; October to march
The tomb is an example of indo-Islamic
architecture. It was designed by
Aliwal khan & built between 1540 & 1545.
The tomb rises from a large rectangular tank,
the cemented sides of which measure each
approximately 1400 feet in length, the main
building itself occupies the centre of the tank
,rising to a hight of 122 feets.
The tomb is made of red sand stone
The base of the mausoleum is an octagon , 56 feet on each
side externally or 135 feet in diameter. A gallery, 10 feet 2
inch wide, surrounds the central apartment which is crowned
by a large semi-spherical dome, 71 feet in diameter.
• The building is situated on a stepped plinth of 300 feet
wide and over 30 feet height which is square in plan and
comprises the foundation of the composition. The upper
surface of this immense sub-structure forms a courtyard,
within which stands the mausoleum proper.
• The Sher shah Suri tomb is a three storied structure.
• On the exterior, the terrace, on
which the tomb stands, is
ornamented by bold octagonal
pavilions, Over lower storey
projects a wide eave surmounted
by a crenellated parapet, above
,the two upper storey are
decorated by means of pillared
kiosks.
 Island tomb with no access to the main land and
visitors were provided ramps
 A beautiful garden and grand tree line path leads up to
the main structure was constructed later in 1881. Sher
shah Suri tomb's design is simple, a big dome on a
chamber of span 22m.
 The main tomb is built on
a octagonal plan
surrounded by verandas
 Arches and doorways
carved with calligraphed
verses from The Quran.
 In the center of the tomb
lies Hasan khan the
emperor's father along
with The Emperor and his
23 general.
• Chhatris at each of its corner.
• There are stairways on each
side leading down to the
lake.
 It is called as the second Taj Mahal of India due to its
similar layout.
In the heart of busy trading city lies the tomb of The Emperor.
The 15th century emperor of India Farid- ud- din sher shah suri
buried in 1545 AD. Sher Shah Suri who had risen to become most
powerful ruler of the subcontinent , since Ashok. The emperor
had build the Sher Shah Suri tomb for himself. He also built the
old fort (Delhi) and the mosque with in it.
REFERENCE
• Seven wonders of India ; Sher Shah Suri’s tomb - youtube.com
• Book- Islamic Tombs of India - Fredrick W. Bunce.
• Indo –Iranica Calcutta volume-10 No.23 1957

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Sher Shah Suri's Tomb - Majestic 15th Century Monument

  • 1. PRESENTED BY- KUSUMITA NEOGI IQBAL AZAM MOHAMMAD FAIZAN ANSARI B.Arch SEM - 3
  • 2.  Farid khan (Bihar, India) (1486–22 May 1545), also know as Sher shah Suri , conferred this name upon him when , as a young man who killed a tiger that leapt suddenly upon the king of Bihar.  He was the founder of the Suri Empire in North India, with its capital at Delhi. An ethnic Pashtun , Sher Shah took control of the Mughal Empire in 1540. • He died in an accident gun powder explosion in the fort of kalinjar on 13th may 1545AD. The Sur dynasty was an Afghan family, which ruled in the north of India between 1540 and 1555/1556.
  • 3. Sher Shah Suri’s tomb • Air; Nearest airport is Gaya. • Rail; Nearest railway station Sasaram • Road ; From Sasaram , Gaya Patna and Varanasi • Best time ; October to march
  • 4. The tomb is an example of indo-Islamic architecture. It was designed by Aliwal khan & built between 1540 & 1545. The tomb rises from a large rectangular tank, the cemented sides of which measure each approximately 1400 feet in length, the main building itself occupies the centre of the tank ,rising to a hight of 122 feets. The tomb is made of red sand stone
  • 5. The base of the mausoleum is an octagon , 56 feet on each side externally or 135 feet in diameter. A gallery, 10 feet 2 inch wide, surrounds the central apartment which is crowned by a large semi-spherical dome, 71 feet in diameter.
  • 6. • The building is situated on a stepped plinth of 300 feet wide and over 30 feet height which is square in plan and comprises the foundation of the composition. The upper surface of this immense sub-structure forms a courtyard, within which stands the mausoleum proper. • The Sher shah Suri tomb is a three storied structure.
  • 7. • On the exterior, the terrace, on which the tomb stands, is ornamented by bold octagonal pavilions, Over lower storey projects a wide eave surmounted by a crenellated parapet, above ,the two upper storey are decorated by means of pillared kiosks.
  • 8.  Island tomb with no access to the main land and visitors were provided ramps  A beautiful garden and grand tree line path leads up to the main structure was constructed later in 1881. Sher shah Suri tomb's design is simple, a big dome on a chamber of span 22m.
  • 9.  The main tomb is built on a octagonal plan surrounded by verandas  Arches and doorways carved with calligraphed verses from The Quran.
  • 10.  In the center of the tomb lies Hasan khan the emperor's father along with The Emperor and his 23 general. • Chhatris at each of its corner.
  • 11. • There are stairways on each side leading down to the lake.  It is called as the second Taj Mahal of India due to its similar layout.
  • 12.
  • 13. In the heart of busy trading city lies the tomb of The Emperor. The 15th century emperor of India Farid- ud- din sher shah suri buried in 1545 AD. Sher Shah Suri who had risen to become most powerful ruler of the subcontinent , since Ashok. The emperor had build the Sher Shah Suri tomb for himself. He also built the old fort (Delhi) and the mosque with in it.
  • 14.
  • 15. REFERENCE • Seven wonders of India ; Sher Shah Suri’s tomb - youtube.com • Book- Islamic Tombs of India - Fredrick W. Bunce. • Indo –Iranica Calcutta volume-10 No.23 1957