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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

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

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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
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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.

Original grandeur returning to Quli Qutb Shah’s tomb by AKTC

Grand spectacle: Work going on at brisk pace on the parapet wall of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah’s tomb inside the Qutb Shahi tombs
Source: 
thehindu.com

Work on restoration of original parapet wall in progress under aegis of Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Visible for miles around, Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah’s tomb is one the grandest monuments in the tombs complex at the foothill of Golconda. Built during his lifetime in the early part of seventeenth century, the tomb being restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, now radiates grandeur in its off-white colour amidst the dark and dappled grey monuments in the area.

The Paigah Tombs: The lime and mortar wonders revived byThe Aga Khan Foundation

The Paigah Tombs are an interesting place to revisit history of Hyderabad  
Source: 
thehindu.com

The Paigah Tombs are just 4 km southeast of Charminar and yet, it is hard to find them, lost as they are in a maze of alleys. Blink and you could miss the entrance, hidden behind a tree in a quiet street, not far from Owaisi Hospital. The lime and mortar tombs are 200 years old and house the final resting place of several members of the Paigah family, who distinguished themselves in every field, while being loyal to the Nizams. Rahmatullah, the caretaker, is all praise for the Archaeology Department that took up the protection of this place in 1989.

Deccan Park to be merged with Qutub Shahi Tombs by Aga Khan Trust for Culture 2015-10-02

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Source: 
theHansindia.com

Derelict Deccan Park that lies unused for the past 15 years will be developed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) and merged with the Qutub Shahi Tombs

A new lease of life is in the offing for the beleaguered Deccan Park that lies close to the Qutub Shahi Tombs and the historic Golconda Fort.

Developed at a cost of Rs 3 crore, the Deccan Park right from the beginning was ridden with one controversy or the other and as a result has not been thrown open to public.

Aga Khan Trust to conserve Qutub Shahi Tombs 2013-01-10

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Source: 
http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/art-and-theatre/aga-khan-trust-to-conserve-qutub-shahi-tombs_125980.html

Aga Khan Trust to conserve Qutub Shahi Tombs Hyderabad: The Aga Khan Trust for Culture has come forward to take up the task of conserving and beautifying Qutub Shahi Tombs here.

The trust will spend Rs.90 crore over the next five years for the purpose.

A memorandum of understanding on this was signed Wednesday among Department of Archaeology and Museums, Quli Qutb Shah Urban Development Authority and Aga Khan Trust in the presence of Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy.


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