The domed, rubble built tomb stands on a high platform with arched openings on all four sides. The interior of the tomb is ornamented with Quranic verses in incised plasterwork. The high plinth of the monument had been inappropriately repaired necessitating the dismantling of the upper portion of the plinth wall before rebuilding as per original design that had survived in parts. The external and internal wall and dome surfaces were cleaned of algae and dust accumulations and cracks in the dome and over the arches carefully stitched. Lattice stone screens were re-installed in openings, replacing iron grills, to prevent entry of birds into the inner chamber and avoid decay of ornamental plasterwork from bird dropping and nesting. Conservation works will continue through 2010 and will include sensitively landscaping the setting of the monument, in keeping with the architectural and historical character of the monument.
Nanda, Ratish, and Mohammad Shaheer. "Sunder Nursery Conservation". In Heritage of the Mughal World, edited by Philip Jodidio, 209-217. Munich: Prestel, 2015.
Sunder Nursery, earlier known as Azim Bagh or the “great garden”, was established in the twentieth century to experiment and propagate plants for New Delhi during British colonial times. Within Sunder Nursery and its adjoining Batashewala complex stand seven Mughal-era garden-tombs. The Landscape Master Plan now being implemented at Sunder Nursery aims to link the conservation effort on the standing monuments to create a major landscape space of truly urban scale, deriving inspiration from the traditional Indian concept of congruency between nature, garden and utility, coupled with environmental conservation.
From Sunder Nursery Conservation in Heritage of the Mughal World (Philip Jodidio, editor)