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 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)