I have always been a little keen on historical places, have been living in Delhi for years now but to be honest, did not know for a long time that Safdarjung was actually a monument. Every time I heard the word or read Safdarjung as a destination on a bus, I just thought it is just another place in Delhi. Imagine my surprise when I learnt that it is actually a tomb built in the famous Mughal architectural style. The tomb was built for his father by Nawab Shujaud Daula, the son of Mirza Muqim Abul Mansur Khan, popularly known as Safadarjung, the powerful prime minister of Muhammad Shah, a weak Mughal emperor who was on the throne of Delhi from 1719 to 1748. To the south of this tomb is the historic site of the battle that was fought in 1386 between Timur of Mangol and Mohammed Tughlaq when the latter was defeated. Here is a little more information about the tomb as stated on an information slab at the tomb. Interestingly, the stones used in the construction of this tomb were removed from another tomb, that of Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana.