Located northeast of the Satgumbad Masjid, this dilapidated yet still architecturally striking tomb is thought to be the resting place of one of the daughters of Shaista Khan, Governor of Bengal, despite there being no supporting evidence.
The form of the building is square with the main northern entrance contained within a projecting bay. Slender turrets on either side emphasize the bay while the main entrance is accentuated by the use of a multi-cusped archway. The outer surface is richly ornamented with plaster panels. The ribbed pilasters with floriated bulbous bases that flank the openings are similar to those of the tomb of Bibi Pari of the Lalbagh Fort. This feature together with the cusped entrance arches and highly articulated façade suggest a late seventeenth century date.
The tomb chamber is octagonal. The mihrab is located in the western wall and the two side openings were originally fitted with marble screens. The presence of an octagonal drum above the square wall indicates that the tomb was a domed structure as opposed to having a flat roof. Sources:
Ahmed, Nazimuddin. 1984. Discover the monuments of Bangladesh. Dhaka: University Press Limited, 176.
Asher, Catherine B. 1984. Inventory of Key Monuments. Art and Archaeology Research Papers: The Islamic Heritage of Bengal. Paris: UNESCO, 62.