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I’tmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb is the tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg and his wife Asmat Begum. Mirza Ghiyas Beg came to India from Persia and joined the court of Mughal emperor Akbar. He rose in Akbar’s court and Akbar conferred on him the title I’tmad-ud-Daula, which means, the pillar of the State.
Agra Fort is close to the Taj Mahal in the city of Agra. It gained importance as Akbar made Agra his capital in 1558 and rebuilt the fort. Agra Fort is well preserved and has beautiful palaces and courts.
Safdarjung’s Tomb is the tomb of Mirza Muqim Abul Mansoor Khan (1708-54), who is better known by his title, Safdarjung. Safdarjung, was the powerful governor of the province of Awadh and a key member of cabinet under the Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah and later prime minister under his successor, Ahmad Shah Bahadur.
Mirza Abdul Rahim Khan-i-Khana (1556-1627), popularly known as Rahim, was son of Bairam Khan and was one of the Navaratnas, or main ministers, in the court of the great Mughal emperor, Akbar. Abdul Rahim was a learned man with great command over Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hindi and Sanskrit languages.
Humayun (1508-56) was the second Mughal emperor who ruled during 1530-56. Humayun’s Tomb is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built by his widow, Hamida Banu Begum during the years, 1565-72.
Khair-ul-Manazil is located just opposite to the Old Fort. Lal Darwaza, the Red Gate, is close to the Khair-ul-Manazil.