Jama Masjid, Mathura
|Jama Masjid , Mathura|
Abd-un-NabI khan, the founder of the masjid was appointed as faujdar of Itawa by Aurungzeb, after some time he was transferred to Mathura. Here he remained from 1660 to 1668 till he met his death at Sahora, a village in Mahaban Pargana on the opposite side of Yamuna while engaged in quelling a popular uprising.
The ground which Abd-un-Nabi Khan selected as the site of his mosque was, he purchased from some butchas and the reminder, he obtained from a family of Kazis, whose descendants still occupy what is called Kusk Mahalla, one of the very few quarters of the city that are known by a Persian name. The continued to be regarded as zamindars of the township till the time of Jats. When Saijid Bakir, their head quarreled with the local governor and made over all his rights to Chaubes, and others.
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