After the demise of Mir Yaqoob Ali Shah-I in 1091 A.H (1680 A.D.), he was buried within the fort compound. During the course of time, the area was spared for the family graveyard. The graveyard is also famous as Dargah Nawab Dulah. Besides the main grave of Mir Yaqoob Ali Shah, grave of Mir Yaqoob Ali Shah, there are several other graves of the same period, some of them bearing tomb stones. Among others buried in the graveyard included Syed Mir Sadiq Ali Khan, Syed Mir Yaqoob Ali-II, Syed Jaffer Ali Shah, Syed Nadir Ali Shah, Syed Himmat Ali Shah, Syed Faiz Muhammad Shah, Syed Umeed Ali Shah and Syed Lakhan Shah. The graves are of brick masonry. To the east of Kot Mir Yaqoob Ali Shah was an enclosure spared for the burial of womenfolk of the family.
Most of the graves were stone carved. With the passage of time, the graves were destroyed by the outside public in search of treasure.
Mir Yaqoob Ali Shah-V is the custodian of whatever available historical heritage of his ancestors. He has credit of having well preserved some relics of the past including swords, seals, guns and other valuable objects. Some swords bears Persian inscriptions and names.
(Documented on November 8, 2013)
[Source: Sukkur: Nostalgia of things past by Momin Bullo]
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