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Delhi’s original monument of love reopens after a six-year restoration

23 December 2020

The Taj Mahal was not the first symbol of love that was built in India. Nearly 50 years before, Abdur Rahim Khan-e-Khanan, a poet and commander-in-chief of Akbar’s army, built a tomb in Delhi in memory of his wife. Now, after nearly six years of restoration work, Rahim Khan’s tomb recently opened to the public. The restoration of Rahim’s tomb is aimed at ensuring that its importance and beauty don’t fade with time. It included repairs of the mausoleum’s canopies, dalans, facades, domes, and the landscape. The diverse motifs that adorned the structure have been restored to their original 16th-century glory by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.