|Tomb of Alivardi Khan, Murshidabad, W.Bengal murshidabadtravel.blogspot.com|
|Tomb of Siraj-ud-dualah, W. Bengal. en.wikipedia.org|
|Alivardi Khan tomb, Murshidbad, W.Bengal. astrolika.com|
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A poignant fact associated with this grave yard is 32 of 34 people buried here were murdered by Mir Zafar's son Miran. Except the grave of Dansa Fakir, all were the relatives of Siraj including Alivardi, Siraj, Lutfa etc. When the East India company under Robert Clive wanted to control Bengal and it resources, they succeeded in setting Mir Zafar against Nawab Siraj-ud-daulah who refused to toe the line of the British. After the war at Plassey (1757), Mir Zafar became a traitor and had Siraj and his loyal associates killed, so that he could become the Nawab and enjoy all the trappings that the highest position would offer.
The other graveyard - Jafarganj Cemetery has the graves of the later Nawabs, starting from Mir Jafar, who belonged to the Najafi dynasty and their family members
|Portrait of Allahwerdi Khan en.wikipedia.org|
Alivardi Khan was a patron of musical instruments such as Veena and Khol drums. He also patronised the Shahnameh - the world's largest epic poem in Persian written by a single poet - Persian Ferdowsi in the 10th to 11th century consisting of 50000 couplets.
He, also for the first time, put the artillery on large movable platforms driven by oxen. He died at a ripe age of 84 at Murshidabad and was born in the Deccan region.