Tomb of Azimunissa Begum

Tomb of Azimunissa Begum is located at Azimnagar (oid Murshidabad), in the Murshidabad district.

According to the the Tomb of Azimunissa Begum is an ASI Listed Monument.[1]

The Namak Haram Deorhi, Jafarganj Cemetery, Nashipur Rajbari , Kathgola Palace and House of Jagat Seth are all located nearby.[3]

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Azimunissa Begum (also known as Zinatunissa Begum) was daughter of Murshid Quli Khan and wife of the second Nawab of Bengal, Shuja-ud-Din Muhammad Khan. A mosque was built at the place in 1734 by her, but it was partly washed away by a river and only a small part of it remains. The place has well laid out gardens. There is a local myth in circulation that she was a cruel woman and her husband had buried her alive. However, it is hearsay and not confirmed history.[4][2]

The tomb of Azimunissa Begum is built below the stairs, just like that of her father. It is said that Nawab Murshid Quli Khan had ordered out of humility that his mortal remains be buried below the steps of the Katra Masjid, so as to be trodden on by all who passed up and down.[5][6]