India: Vice-President visits Qutb Shahi Tombs — Siasat com|In this complex 75 structures are existing in including 23 mosques which needs 10 years to restore

Vice-President visits Qutb Shahi TombsVice President of India Hamid Ansari, along with Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, visited Qutb Shahi Tombs today and enquired about Architecture, Significance of the monuments as part of his two days visit to Hyderabad. He asked the Government and Aghakhan foundation to explore the possibility of attracting tourists to this spot as these structures do not find required recognition on tourism map.

Ratish Nanda, CEO, Aghakhan Trust for culture appraised that there are 75 structures are existing in including 23 mosques spread over in 108 acres of area. These monuments are popularly known as Seven tombs and Architecture from Iran used in construction. The restoration works taken up by their academy at a cost of Rs.100 crores would be completed in a span of 10 years.

Deputy CM Md. Mahmood Ali, Secretary Tourism B. Venkatesham and other senior officials were also present. (INN)

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Ansari visits Quli Qutb Shahi Tombs complex in Hyderabad

Vice President Hamid AnsariSummary: Hyderabad: Vice President Hamid Ansari along with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E S L Narasimhan today visited the historic Quli Qutb Shahi Tombs complex here and enquired about the architecture and significance of the monuments. A project for restoration of the over 400-year-old tombs complex started in 2013 after the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) signed a memorandum of understanding with Telangana state department of archaeology and museums. AKTC Project Director Ratish Nanda said there exist 75 structures, including 23 mosques spread over in 108 acres of land. These monuments are popularly known as seven tombs and built in Iranian architecture style. Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Md Mahamood Ali, Tourism Secretary B Venkatesham and other senior officials were also present.

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