Firuz Khan, a noble of Shah Jehan, died in 1647. Like
many of his time, he built his own tomb during his lifetime in a
locality named after him as Tal Firuz Khan. The red sandstone tomb has a
double storeyed main gateway attached to the east and arched chambers on
its terrace, which is on the first floor and accessible through a broad
staircase containing thirteen steps. On the ground floor is the
subsidiary octagonal storey containing the actual grave. On the northern
and southern sides of the main storey, there are four-pillared
rectangular chaukhandis with pyramidal roofs on top. They are protected
by chhajja supported on brackets. The mosque on the west has three
openings while central pavilion houses the cenotaph of Firuz Khan.
The main entrance to the pavilion is through the arched opening on the
southern side and jali panels originally closed openings on other sides
of the octagon. There is a semi-circular dome on the roof, crowned by a
kalash finial. Arabesque, geometrical and stylized floral motifs adorn
the building, especially the plinth, nook shafts, spandrels and the dado
panels. Cental panels depict lotus, swan and vases in high relief.
Wine-vases grace the lower panels while scroll patterns with highly
stylized arabesque composition can also be seen on side panels.
Calligraphy, quiet in vogue that time, is however absent here.