Tomb of John Russell Colvin

This tomb is situated on the south side in the quadrangle of the Diwan-i-Am. It is an open grave with some decoration in stone. Lord Colvin was stationed at Agra, as Lieutenant Governor of the North Frontier Provinces. During the First War of Independence on July 5,1857 the British troops suffered heavy loss at Agra because of the aggressive attack of the Indian Freedom Fighters. Lord Colvin who had taken shelter in the Agra Fort died of cholera in the central room of the Shah Jahani Mahal. The inscription on the tomb records that Lord Colvin was born on 29th May 1807 and died on 9th September 1857.

Tomb of John Russell Colvin