ATTA ULLAH RUSHDI SON OF USTAD AHMAD MIMAR LAHORI,
THE CHIEF ARCHITECT OF EMPEROR AURANGZEB ALAMGEER
A book on Atta ullah Rushdi is due from us and it will eventually be published. More and more material has come to light and it is not recorded anywhere. More information on his achievements, his books, and his own family. We will try to put same on blog too. Suffice to say that he, Atta ullah was a favourite of Prince Alamgeer during his tenure as Governor. Later on the patronage continued when Aurangzeb Alamgeer became Emperor. Some information is not in new minor places but major missed sources like Maiseray-e-Alamgeeri itself.
We all know that the Mausoleum of Rabia Durrani wife of Aurangzeb Alamgeer in Aurangabad was made by him. And surprisingly the information is on the entrance itself. We publish the inscription in this blog. We include a rare Seal of Atta ullah on a Mughal document which links him to the Emperor in 1075 AH. We also know that the Rabia Durrani structure is based on the achievement of his father, that is the Taj Mahal itself.
We also know that the tomb of Ustad Ahmad Mimar is in Aurangabad too, that is in the graveyard of Khuldabad. But we have not contact with people in charge there. M.S. Vatts article is still the source of light for us. This Vatts Sahib informed us that there is an inscription on it put by Lutuf ullah Ahmad Muhandis. We continue to research on that. Perhaps somebody from Khuldbad can help us. We will be very grateful. Till then enjoy!