Project to restore domed Qutb Shahi tombs

Intention of conservation works is to ensure that significance of the site is preserved and that its architectural integrity is maintained.

Highlights:

  • German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) will support the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) in conserving three domed tombs in the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park.
  • The domes – twin tombs of two ‘hakims’ – will be restored at an estimated cost of Rs 55.6 lakh.
  • Project began in 2013 and will be completed in 2023.
  • Tombs of two hakims were built in 1651 – do not belong to royal dynasty.
  • AKTC has prepared 2,000 drawings of the monuments in addition to topographical surveys.

By TelanganaToday Published 10th Mar 2017

Hyderabad: The German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) will support the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in conserving three domed tombs in the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park.The domes, known as Commander and the twin tombs of two ‘hakims’, will be restored at an estimated cost of Rs 55.6 lakh, which will be donated by GFFO.“The project which began in 2013 will be completed in 2023. The money is being donated from the cultural conservation fund of GFFO,” said Ratish Nanda of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.According to city-based historian MA Qayyum, the tombs of two hakims were built in 1651. “The two tombs are among the few Qutb Shahi tombs which do not belong to royal dynasty,” he said, adding that both were the favourite hakims of Sultan Abdullah.

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