The Heritage Keeper: Meet Ratish Nanda who was instrumental in restoring Humayun Tomb and Sunder Nursery in Delhi — Your Story com | Watch Related Videos

Restoring monuments and parks are all in day’s work for Ratish Nanda, CEO, Aga Khan Trust for culture. He is responsible for some of the most fascinating restorations in the country and abroad (…) Where it began Ratish earned his M. Architecture degree in Historic Building Conservation, from the University of York.  “As an architect,…

2 years on, gilded finial back in Humayun Tomb’s crown — Tribune India com

  A combo picture shows restored 18-ft-long finial atop the Humayun Tomb in New Delhi; and (right) the original one. PTI   New Delhi, May 8 In a first-of-its-kind restoration, a team of experts brought traditional craftsmanship with industrial precision to return the gilded finial to 16th century Humayun Tomb here after the iconic mausoleum’s…

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 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…

India: Pollution could deface monuments — Hindu com

Combined assault of severe air pollution and acid rain could destroy facade of buildings, say experts Structural damage to the Taj Mahal’s white surface is more visible, unlike the damage done to the surface of Humayun’s Tomb (in picture) or the Parliament.Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma They may have stood the test of time, but Delhi’s…

Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) India CEO speaks on far-ranging impact of heritage restoration — The Ismaili on Ratish Nanda at Ismaili Centre.London

London, 25 September 2015 — Ratish Nanda, CEO of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, India spoke on Rethinking Conservation: AKTC Projects in India at the Ismaili Centre, London. Dr David Taylor, Director of the AKU Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, thanks Ratish Nanda for his presentation. Ismaili Council for the UK During…