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SASARAM

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 225 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SASARAM, a town of British India, in the Shahabad district of Bengal, with a station on the East Indian railway, 406 m. N.W. from Calcutta. Pop. (1901) 23,644. It is famous as containing the tomb of the Afghan Sher Shah, who defeated Humayun and became emperor of Delhi (1540—1545)• The tomb, which is the finest example of Mahommedan architecture in Bengal, stands on an island in the middle of an artificial lake. Close by is the tomb of Sher Shah's father.
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Sasaram is no more district of Shahabad Bengal. It is in Bihar District Rohtas on NH2
Tomb of Sher Shah Suri is situated in the middle of the town.
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