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Baagh e Naazir

Bagh e Naazir as it appeared in mid-19th century
Inscription on the gateway of Bagh e Naazir, as recorded in Aasar us Sanadeed

Baagh e Naazir ("Garden of Nazir") was built by the Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah Rangila's Khwaja Sara (chief eunuch) Nazir in 1748 (1161 A.H.).[1] It is located in Mehrauli, near Jamali Kamali and Mehrauli Archaeological Park.

This garden contained a number of pavilions, the most notable among which was made of red sandstone. Others were made of stone and plaster. The garden was surrounded by a stone wall, large sections of which still exist.

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan's seminal work on the monuments of Delhi , Aasar us Sanadeed , contains a description and a sketch of the monument as it appeared in 1854.

The area has now been taken over by Ashoka Mission,[2] a Buddhist organization.

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  • Aasar Us Sanaadeed, 2nd edition. By Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, published by Delhi Urdu Academy, Delhi.