Tomb of the Hakims

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Tomb of the Hakims
حکیموں کا مقبرہ
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Location in Punjab, Pakistan
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Tomb of the Hakims (Pakistan)
Coordinates 33°49′16″N72°41′27″E / 33.8212°N 72.6908°E / 33.8212; 72.6908 Coordinates: 33°49′16″N72°41′27″E / 33.8212°N 72.6908°E / 33.8212; 72.6908
Location Hasan Abdal, Punjab, Pakistan
Completion date1597

Hakim's Tomb (Urdu : حکیموں کا مقبرہ; "Hakeemon ka Maqbara") is a 16th-century tomb located in the city of Hasan Abdal, Pakistan, across from the Gurdwara Panja Sahib. The tomb complex also includes the Tomb of Lala Rukh, traditionally attributed to a Mughal princess. The tomb was built for two doctors (Hakims) to the Mughal court, the brothers Hakim Abdul Fateh Gilani Masiuddin, and Hakim Humayun Khwaja Gilani. [1]

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History

The tomb was ordered to be built by the Mughal emperor Akbar's minister and superintendent of construction, Khawaja Shamsuddin Khawafi. [2] Khwaja had intended the tomb to be built for himself between 1581 and 1583, [3] [4] but the two royal Hakimss were buried there at the command of Emperor Akbar in 1597. Akbar visited the site after returning from one of his trips to Kashmir. [5]

Architecture

The tomb is octagonal and is a two-story structure. A large Persian style iwan gateway arch is found on each of the cardinal sides of the tomb, and span the height of both story. Flanking the large iwans are 4 smaller niches - also built in the Persian style. The tomb is fronted by a small fish pond.

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