Tomb of Mian Ghulam Kalhoro

Coordinates: 25°24′51″N 68°21′47″E / 25.41417°N 68.36306°E / 25.41417; 68.36306
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Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro Shrine
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Front view of the tomb
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusTomb
Year consecrated1772
LocationHyderabad, Sindh
Geographic coordinates25°24′51″N 68°21′47″E / 25.41417°N 68.36306°E / 25.41417; 68.36306

The Tomb of Mian Ghulam Kalhoro is a religious shrine situated in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan. It is the burial place of Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro[1] who died in 1772 and is believed to be the founder of the city of Hyderabad in Pakistan as well as the second most important figure in Sindh after Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. It is the oldest building in Hyderabad.[2]


The Mausoleum of Kalhoro is 56 ft (17 m) in width and 36 ft (11 m) in height. The shrine is built inside a rectangular shaped fort. The interior of the tomb is a wonderful example of Sindhi art which is decorated with gildings, arc shaped windows and tiles. The arc-shaped windows are filled with terracotta grilles of geometrical patterns.[3]


The walled enclosure of the tomb area has gradually been filled by graves of other people, turning it into a graveyard.[4] Since 2011, its preservation has been placed in charge of the government of the province of Sindh.[3]

The domed roof of the tomb fell in the early 20th century, and was replaced by a flat roof.[2] It has since been restored.



  1. ^ "Tomb Of Mian Ghulam Nabi Kalhoro, Hyderabad". Directorate General of Antiquities. Government of Sindh. Archived from the original on 21 October 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b Hazan, Shazia (21 March 2016). "Kalhoro mausoleum: Where no one comes to offer fateha". Dawn. Archived from the original on 18 October 2020. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b Wagan, Ahmed Faraz; Khan, Bhai; Brohi, Muhammad Afzal (December 2019). "Comparing kashi tiles of Mir's and Kalharo tombs – case study of Hyderabad" (PDF). Engineering Science and Technology International Research Journal. 3 (4): 42–50. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 July 2020. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  4. ^ "239th death anniversary: What would the man who built Hyderabad think of it today?". The Express Tribune. 8 August 2011. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014.

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