Grave of Razia Sultana in Bulbul-i-Khan near Turkoman Gate, DelhiThere are conflicting account regarding her actual site of grave. There are at least three claimsregarding her grave site. This is compounded by the fact that none of the 3 grave site has epitaph(inscription) on tombstone in memory of the one buried there. So far there are no archaeologicalor documentary evidences to confirm the site of her grave. The dispute is whether she was buriedin Kaithal or Delhi or Tonk, and also where were Altunia and Yakut buried.
Claim regarding Razia's Grave at Old Delhi
First claim is that Razia's grave lies among the narrow lanes of Old Delhi,in a courtyard inBulbul-i-khana, Shahjahanabad, near the Turkman Gate entrance. Crumbling and covered bydust and grime, the grave has clearly suffered the ravages of time. The grave is surrounded on allsides by unattractive residential buildings not yet given over toINTACHfor demolition andgentrification purposes. In the 13th century, the site of the tomb was a jungle, and no one knowshow Razia's body ended up where it lies today. A second grave, believed to be that of her sister,Shazia, accompanies Razia's. Some of the Muslim residents of the neighborhood have turned a part of the tomb into a mosque, where prayers are conducted five times each day.
Claim regarding Razia's Grave at Siwan near Kaithal in Haryana
Second claim is that the tomb of Razia is situated in Siwan near Kaithalcity,Haryanastate.
The tomb lies in the north-western suburbs of the city where, a few years back, a jail was erected by the present administration. A newsletter of the Haryana chapter of Intach-
Virasat says “
Restoration of Razia
Sultan’s tomb at Kaithal and its beautification was prepared by HUDA
engineers at an estimated cost of Rs. 52.85 lakhs. The absence of response from the Waqf Boardthat had been approached for release of funds was noted, and the Haryana chapter now proposes
to approach some corporate sector companies.”.
Given the controversy surrounding her gravesite, it is possible that she may have been initially interred at Kaithal and then later at Delhi butthis remains purely a speculation with no evidence of any kind.
Claim regarding Razia's Grave at Tonk in Rajasthan
Third and more recent claim that she and her African slave paramour are buried atTonk inRajasthanwhere her father Iltumish had laid a siege
The controversy and re-examination of historical facts arose after Sayed Sadique Ali, an Urdu lecturer at the local government post-