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Shah Najaf, Lucknow

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December 31, 1857
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Mirza Firuz Shah
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Scenery and Places
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Humayun II 1858-1877

Shah Najaf, Lucknow

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This tomb of Ghazi-ud-din Haider, the first Nawab of Oudh (Awadh) , was one of the strong positions of the Oudh (Awadh) troops in Lucknow. On 16 November they defended it with great determination against heavy firing from the English guns. The British troops ultimately succeeded in capturing it by effecting an entrance through a small opening at the back. Shah Najaf was again occupied by the English on 11 March 1858.


Location


Shah Najaf is located in heart of the city on the Rana Pratap Road. It is close to the Sikandar Bagh Chauraha and is flanked by National Botanical Research Institute on one side. The front portion faces the Sahara Ganj Mall. The monuments is quite close to Hazratganj Market and close to many official building like Indra Bhawan and Jawahar Bhawan. Also, it lies quite close to the river Gomti on the rear side. A popular road is named as Shah Najaf Road in Lucknow.


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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.

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