South West Garo Hills District

Government of Meghalaya



Tomb of Mir Jumla



The tomb of Mir Jumla, the great Mughal General of Emperor Aurangzeb is located at Thakuranbari village on the Assam-Meghalaya border about 8 kms from Ampati.
History has it that Mir Jumla, who was appointed the Governor of Bengal in 1659 by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, invaded Assam heading a vast army. But the difficult terrain and the malaria prone climate of the area took a heavy toll on the Mughal Army. This forced Mir Jumla to retreat during 1663 without having fully accomplished the subjugation of Assam.
Before he could return to Bengal, the general himself was stricken with malaria and succumbed to the disease on the 30th of March 1663 and his mortal remains were buried on a hillock near Thakuranbari in Garo Hills which is being maintained by the local Mazar Sarif committee.
The tomb reflects a remarkably long grave and bears testimony to the tall height of Mir Jumla.