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2006-09 India

Wednesday, 2006, September 20 - India: His Highness the Aga Khan spent 4 days in India. He met officials in Dehli, layed the foundation stone of the AgaKhan Academy in Hyderabad, and also met with his followers.

Move over Golconda, Charminar—Aga Khan Trust is bringing back to life a hidden Hyderabad necropolis 2022-09-18

Tombs of Subhan Quli (front) and Sultan Quli (rear)
Source: 
theprint.in

For 10 years, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture has been restoring the Qutb Shahi Tombs. And in it lies the founder of Hyderabad.

Precariously perched on a bamboo scaffolding in the scorching Hyderabad heat one afternoon, a mason tirelessly chipped through 20th-century cement layers. Suddenly, something glistened through the dust. Intricate blue and green glaze tile patterns on the facade and dome of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah’s mausoleum, hidden away for centuries, peeked through. The dilapidated tiles are now a glimpse into the 16th-century world when the mausoleum was created.

Revival of Charminar pedestrianisation project will include AKTC, ThinkCity

Special chief secretary Arvind Kumar seen with Luis Monreal of AKTC and other officials
Source: 
The Siasat Daily

The QuliQutb Shah Development Authority (QQSUDA) and the National Institute of Urban Management (NIUM) will be spearheading the project, MA&UD informed in a press note.

Hyderabad: The revival of the Charminar pedestrianisation project will be done with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) and ThinkCity, announced MA&UD special chief secretary Arvind Kumar.

Arvind Kumar said on Friday that a meeting was held with the general manager of AKTC Luis Monreal. “Economic integration of stakeholders/hawkers is integral,” said Kumar.

Aga Khan Academy in Telangana signs MoU with Meghalaya govt 2022-06-10

An MoU was signed between Dean Admissions, Aga Khan Academy and Secretary Education , Government of Meghalaya (GoM)
Source: 
theshillongtimes.com

Shillong, June 10: An MoU was signed between Dean Admissions, Aga Khan Academy and Secretary Education , Government of Meghalaya (GoM), for talent identification and providing scholarship for four meritorious students from Meghalaya.

The students will be admitted for classes 6 to 12 in Aga Khan Academy, Telangana.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Foundation Stone-Laying Ceremony of The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad 2006-09-22

His Highness the Aga Khan, speaking at the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, on 22 Sept 2006

Your Excellency the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
Honorable Ministers
Distinguished Guests
Ladies And Gentlemen

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Let me begin by thanking all of you for honoring us by joining in this celebration – at this truly magnificent site. We are most deeply grateful to all who helped to make this site available to our Academy program. Your generosity will be a continuing inspiration to us all.

AKTC rejuvenated Nizamuddin Basti project wins two UNESCO heritage awards

Chausath Khamba conservation works in Nizamuddin Basti, Delhi, India. Pic courtesy AKTC

New Delhi, December 2

In double joy for India, a project on holistic urban revitalisation of the historic Nizamuddin Basti community in Delhi, has brought laurels for the country in two categories in this year's UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

The project has won the prestigious Award of Excellence, and another award in the Special Recognition for Sustainable Development category, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) said.

Stepwell in Qutb Shahi tombs complex restored by AKTC 2021-11-14

Lessons from the past: The restored stepwell inside the Qutb Shahi tombs complex in Hyderabad. Serish Nanisetti
Source: 
The Hindu

'Probably one of the earliest structures here; might pre-date the necropolis’

In the marvellous garden of a stucco work necropolis of the Qutb Shahi tombs, it is a deep stepwell of dressed granite. While curvy flowy lines and stucco decorations are the norm in the tombs complex, the stepwell is all about straight lines and minimalistic design. Recently restored to the way it appears in archival images from 19th century by the Department of Archaeology and Museums, the effort has been aided by US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.

Telangana will try to get World Heritage Site status for Qutb Shahi tombs 2021-10-06

Qutb Shahi tombs (Photo: Siasat)
Source: 
The Siasat Daily

Hyderabad: Telangana municipal administration and urban development minister K. T. Rama Rao (KTR) praised the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) for its “stellar” work on behalf of the state government. Acknowledging the state’s partnership with the AKTC to restore the Qutb Shahi tombs, KTR said that efforts are on to get World Heritage Site status for the Qutb Shahi tombs.

Walk the Talk with the Aga Khan

Walk the Talk with the Aga Khan

Interview with Shekhar Gupta of ndtv

Qutub Shahi Tombs: 60 pc renovation work completed, a unique heritage park on card 2021-04-16

Project is underway to preserve and restore 40 tombs, three mosques, seven wells, and other buildings
Source: 
siasat.com The Siasat Daily

Hyderabad: The 16th Century Qutub Shahi Tombs are one of the main tourist attraction in the city. A heritage park is being added as a new chapter to this attraction.

The unique heritage park is likely to come up on 106 acres of land with the joint efforts of Aga Khan Foundation, Heritage Telangana and Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

A project is underway to preserve and restore 40 tombs, three mosques, seven wells, and other buildings. The first phase of this grand program of repair and renovation has been completed in 2018 and now the last phase of this program is underway.

Qutub Shahi Tombs: 60 pc renovation work completed, a unique heritage park on card 2021-04-16

Quli Qutb Shah's Tomb

Hyderabad: The 16th Century Qutub Shahi Tombs are one of the main tourist attraction in the city. A heritage park is being added as a new chapter to this attraction.

The unique heritage park is likely to come up on 106 acres of land with the joint efforts of Aga Khan Foundation, Heritage Telangana and Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

A project is underway to preserve and restore 40 tombs, three mosques, seven wells, and other buildings. The first phase of this grand program of repair and renovation has been completed in 2018 and now the last phase of this program is underway.

AKU agrees to establish Hospital and Medical College In Hyderabad 2021-03-28

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
Source: 
dailytimes.com.pk

The Aga Khan University (AKU) Board has agreed in principle to a proposal of Commissioner Hyderabad to establish Aga Khan Hospital and a Medical College at Hyderabad.

The board agreed to establish the hospital and medical college during a meeting held here a few days back.

The glory of Qutub Shahi tombs being restored by AKTC 2021-03-15

Quli Qutb Shah's Tomb
Source: 
siasat.com The Siasat Daily

Hyderabad: A visitor to the historic Qutub Shahi Tombs will be mesmerized by its architectural beauty. The colourful enameled tiles were used in decorating the tombs.

Quli Qutub Shah bears intricate carvings. The enameled tiling of the tomb made it unique from the other tombs.

The Aga Khan Trust for culture CEO Ratish Nanda said, “Qutub Shahi Tombs are fine examples of Indo-Iranian architecture.”

Speech by Hazar Imam at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hyderabad THE UNIQUE TECHNICAL REVOLUTION 1964-12-23

His Highness The Aga Khan IV
Source: 
ismaili.net

I am grateful and honoured by your kind invitation to me to-night, and I am sincerely thankful to you for having given me this occasion to meet the industrial and business elite of this historical and beautiful city.

US Ambassador unveils refurbished Qutub Shahi Tombs in Hyderabad 2020-03-10

U.S. Ambassador to India, Kenneth I. Juster (centre) with US Consul General from Hyderabad Joel Reifman and Aga Khan Trust for C
Source: 
Siasat Daily

Hyderabad: The Qutb Shahi Tombs are now sporting a new look after the refurbished tombs of Taramati and Premamati were unveiled on Tuesday by US Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster.

The US Consulate General Hyderabad financially patronized the Aga Khan Foundation for the conservation and preservation of two tombs under the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.

Double delight for Aga Khan Academy 2020-01-19

On top: Aga Khan Academy team with their trophies.   2020-01-19
Source: 
telanganatoday.com

Hyderabad: Aga Khan Academy bagged a double by winning under-15 girls and under-18 boys titles in the 3rd edition of the School Football League at the Sreenidhi International School on Sunday.

A total of 60 teams participated in the tournament that was played on league basis. Close to 1200 boys and girls competed in the league. ISL team Hyderabad Football Club players Marcelinho, Kamaljit Singh, Adil Khan, Bobo, Matt Kilgallon and Marko Stankovic gave away the trophies to winners.

Plea to repair old, build new Osmania General Hospital 2019-12-04

The Osmania General Hospital building is as old as the Charminar and High Court.
Source: 
Deccan Chronicle

Hyderabad: Build a new hospital building and restore the old building is the demand of alumni of Osmania General Hospital who are to meet in the city for their 4th Global Meet. The demand for a new building has been pending since 2010.

The Osmania General Hospital building is as old as the Charminar and High Court. Restoration of the Charminar and High Court have been carried out by experts while OGH has been left out.

Hyderabad: Tata Trusts presents 3rd edition of ‘Kalapana’ 2019-12-03

KALAPANA-281x400.jpg
Source: 
telengananews.com

Kalapana 2019 will present the work of two partners – Aga Khan Trust for Culture undertaking the conservation of 10 monuments at the Qutb Shahi Tombs; and Film Heritage Foundation

‘Kalapana’ – a Tata Trusts platform to celebrate the arts, engender dialogue with stakeholders and showcase the works of the Trusts’ partners, returns with its third edition focusing on the theme of conservation, one of the focus areas of the Arts, Crafts and Culture portfolio.

Restoration of 150-year-old Paigah Tombs begins; focus is also on making landscape attractive

Restoration of 150-year-old Paigah Tombs begins; focus is also on making landscape attractive
Source: 
The Siasat Daily

Hyderabad: Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) which is working on the restoration of Qutb Shahi Tombs has now taken up the renovation of Paigah Tombs, also known as the Taj Mahal of the Deccan.

The nearly 150-year-old necropolis is located near Santosh Nagar.
Paigah Nawabs were next only to the Nizams in military, political and economic power who ruled Hyderabad State from 1724 to 1948.

Though Paigah Tombs are part of the historical and architectural heritage of Hyderabad they have been lying in a state of neglect for several decades.

Aga Khan Academy celebrates Graduation Day 2019 with 1,000 Global Leaders 2019-05-28

Aga Khan reviews progress of Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad in 2017
Source: 
indiaeducationdiary.in

Hyderabad: The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad celebrated its sixth Graduation Ceremony at its 100-acre campus near Shamshabad/RGI Airport on Saturday 25th May 2019. 74 students of the Class of 2019 concluded their International Baccalaureate journey at the Academy with a formal evening ceremony attended by fellow students, Academy senior management, faculty and staff as well as parents, extended families and invited guests. These students join a growing legacy of global young leaders, driven by the Academy’s unique curriculum and approach to education.


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