Welcome to F.I.E.L.D.- the First Ismaili Electronic Library and Database.

Qutub Shahi Tombs Hyderabad

Hyderabad: AKTC, govt sign MoU to restore three more historic sites 2023-05-19

  MAUD secretary at the Badshahi Ashurkhana in Hyderabad. (Image: Twitter)
Source: 
www.siasat.com/

The Telangana government has signed another MoU with the AKTC to restore the Saidanima's tomb, Badhshahi Ashurkhana and Shaikpet Sarai .

Hyderabad: After successfully restoring the Qutb Shahi tombs here with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), the Telangana government has signed another memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the AKTC to restore the Saidanima’s tomb, Badhshahi Ashurkhana and Shaikpet Sarai in the city. Of the three monuments, two are currently inaccessible to the public.

Hyderabad’s 430-year-old Badshahi Ashoorkhana to be restored by AKTC 2022-12-29

Badshahi Ashoorkhana
Source: 
www.siasat.com

Hyderabad: The Ministry of Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) on Thursday announced the restoration of the historic Badshahi Ashoorkhana.

Following the survey of the Badshahi Ashurkhana, urban development secretary Arvind Kumar stated that the Aga Khan Trust and the Quli Qutub Shah Urban Development Authority (QQSUDA) will restore the lime plaster and consolidate the structure.

Hyderabad's Saidani-Ma Tomb to be restored by Aga Khan Trust 2022-12-24

Hyderabad's Saidani-Ma Tomb
Source: 
www.dtnext.in

HYDERABAD: Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) will restore Saidani-Ma Tomb near Hussain Sagar in the heart of the city through Aga Khan Trust, a top Telangana official said on Saturday.

The tomb of Saidani-Ma was built in the 1880s by her son Sardar Abdul Haq Diler Jung, who was the home secretary of erstwhile Hyderabad State and also served as the director of the Nizam's State Railways.

The tomb of Saidani Ma, the lady sufi saint, is a state protected beautiful memorial with stucco decoration and fretwork screens (jaali).

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.

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.

AKTC to work on restoration of Paigah Tombs Complex 2021-10-28

The Paigah Tombs are an interesting place to revisit history of Hyderabad
Source: 
The Siasat Daily

Hyderabad: The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) is likely to take up restoration works at the Paigah tombs upon the request of AIMIM MLA and floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi. In a meeting on Thursday, the legislator met the AKTC’s CEO Ratish Nanda, at his party’s headquarters Darussalam. Owaisi requested the AKTC to also take up the restoration of works at the Paigah Tombs complex, while lauding their conservation efforts at historic Qutb Shahi tombs.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

Paigah Tombs to regain old charm 2019-03-05

View inside the Taramati Tomb at Qutb Shahi Tomb complex | Vinay Madapu
Source: 
newindianexpress.com The New Indian Express

By Express News Service

Located in the Phisal Banda suburb of Santosh Nagar, Paigah Tombs are the final resting place of erstwhile Hyderabad State’s nobility -- the Paigahs.

HYDERABAD: The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) along with the State government has also taken up the much-needed conservation works at the Paigah Tombs. As of now the documentation works have been started by the AKTC, after which they will take up the actual restoration works.

Qutb Shahi tombs back to days of yore

Aga Khan Trust for Culture has been carrying out conservation and restoration works at the heritage park.
Source: 
telanganatoday.com

Hyderabad: The Aga Khan Trust for Culture in collaboration with the State government and Tata Trust has completed conservation works on 25 monuments and landscape restoration over a 20 acres zone at Qutb Shahi Heritage Park.

The restoration initiative had master-craftsmen clocking 1,50,000 man-days of work to restore structural stability and grandeur of the monuments, a press release from Aga Khan Trust said.

Prince Karim Aga Khan calls on AP & Telangana Governor

Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali presenting a bouquet to spiritual leader Aga Khan at Begumpet Airport 2018-02-26
Source: 
www.outlookindia.com

Hyderabad, Feb 27 Spiritual leader Prince Karim Aga Khan today met Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E S L Narasimhan here and discussed activities of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and its associate agencies in the two states.

The Aga Khan informed the Governor about the plans to launch various philanthropic activities in AP and Telangana in the next five years, said a media release issued by the Raj Bhavan.

First phase of Quli Qutab Shahi tombs restoration to be completed by January by AKTC

A view of Quli Qutub Shahi Tombs. Photo: D Hrudayananad
Source: 
telenganatoday.com

The effort of Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Telangana Tourism is to restore the Tombs to how they were nearly 500 years ago," Telangana Tourism secretary Venkatesham said

Hyderabad: The first phase of the restoration of the Quli Qutb Shahi Tombs taken up by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) would be completed by January next year, said Telangana Tourism secretary B Venkatesham here on Friday.

Deccan Park turns an instant hit among locals - MoU signed between Aga Khan Foundation of India

Forgotten facilities: Many facilities in Deccan Park are not functioning due to years of disuse in Hyderabad.   | Photo Credit:
Source: 
thehindu.com

Connecting park with Qutb Shahi tombs proposed

Days after its inauguration, the Deccan Park is a roaring hit among the locals with hundreds of people thronging the 32-acre park. On Sunday, about 6,000 people visited the park which is a non-ticketed facility as of now.


Syndicate content

Back to top