Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah(1581- 1611), the fourth king of the Qutb Shahi dynasty laid the foundation of Hyderabad. During his reign, the dynasty reached the zenith of its material and cultural life. The majestic tomb built in 1602, is one of the largest tombs at the Qutb Shahi heritage park complex reaching to a total height of 60 m. Conservation works included removal of cement plaster, which were a later addition, and restored using lime plaster which was originally used on the dome, wall surfaces and plinth.

The present flooring in the upper chamber will be replaced with granite stone blocks/slabs, maintaining the original levels and slopes. Other missing damaged and decorative plasterwork will also be restored.

Conservation of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah’s Tomb
Conservation of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah’s Tomb © Aga Khan Trust for Culture