Mir Ghulam Ali

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Mir Ghulam Ali Khan[1] was an official and senior military commander (vakil and sirdar) of the Tipu Sultan.

Ghulam Ali was the Home Minister[citation needed] and the head vakil of Tippu Sultan. He is said to have led a delegation to Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire, and was also supposed to visit France. It is said, that he stole some of the gifts given to Tippu Sultan, and was imprisoned, and then released.

After the fall of Tippu Sultan in 1799, Ghulam Ali was pensioned off by the British. According to John Thomas, Ghulam Ali was a senior army commander of Mysore, who lived between 1758-1863. He died in 1863 at the age of 105 at Krishnagiri. Further according to Prof Karimuddin, even though Ghulam Ali died in Krishnagiri, his body was buried in Srirangapatnam.

His grave is called the "traitor's tomb" by local Muslims, and is supposed to be cursed. The place is overgrown with weeds. Three other graves with no headstones are located next to Ghulam Ali's grave.[2]


  1. ^ Natesan, G.A. (1950). The Indian review - Volume 51. p. 158. 
  2. ^ Venkatraman, S (24 December 2013). "A traitor's tomb" (Bangalore). Deccan Herald. Retrieved 19 January 2015.