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The tomb of Adham Khan, a general of Mogul Emperor, Akbar built in 1561, lies to the north of the Qutub Minar, Mehrauli, Delhi. Younger son of Maham Anga, Akbar's wet nurse, in a way he was Akbar's foster brother. Adham Khan, for unknown reason had a row with Ataga Khan, Prime Minister in Akbar's reign and murdered him. When Akbar came to know that Adham Khan murdered his Prime Minister Ataga Khan in May 1562, he became furious and had Adham Khan executed by defenestration from the ramparts of the Agra Fort.
The tomb of Adham Khan is also known as a Bhool Bhulaiya, meaning labyrinth or even maze. There are many passages or corridors that form a maze. The tombs are made of gray and red shaded sandstones. Adham's mother also died after some time and Akbar had arranged for a burial in the same place where Adham's tomb was built.The mausoleum is huge and octagonal in design, not characteristic of any Mogul building of that era. However, its architecture was superb and impressive. This kind of design, it is believed, was meant for traitors as it was a custom prevalent in the previous Suri Dynasty, and also the Lodhi dynasty now within the precincts of present Lodhi Gardens (Delhi), which the Moguls considered traitors.
During the British occupation in 1830 one British officer by the name of Blake of Bengal Civil Service, converted the tomb into his residential quarters and demolished the graves to build a dinning hall. Soon the British officer died and later a post office and a
The place where the tomb is has a mystery behind it. It is believed, that once a complete group of wedding guests ( entire ‘baraat’) taking shelter in the Bhool Bhulaiya went missing in it.The authenticity of this incident is a subject of debate. The monument is usually 5 meters tall with small minarets designed into all the eight facets.
Lots of people who visit the near-by Qutub Minar visit this tomb that has an unusual design not characteristic of Mogul dynasty.