Tomb of Balban

Aditya Sen
Tomb of Balban & Khan Shahid: In the Mehrauli park, you might encounter a domeless and extremely dilapidated rubble-built square chamber with arched openings on all four sides. This is believed to be Balban's tomb. It occupies an importanat place in the development of Indo-Islamic architecture.A ruined rectangular chamber on its east is believed to have contained the grave of Balban's son, Muhammed, also known as Khan shahid ( the Khan who became a martyr), after he died fighting the Mongols in 1285 near Multan.