Hyderabad: The tomb of Khairat Khan Sar Naubat, a Qutb Shahi ambassador to the Persian emperor, sits in ruins after years of neglect with out upkeep. It is a effective monument with intricate art work and historic model is totally deserted as many different historic buildings in Hyderabad, regardless of being listed as a protected monument beneath the government of Telangana.

The monument has two buildings — one principal construction having tombs of Khairat Khan and his son and one other smaller one the place Khairat Khan’s spouse is laid to relaxation.

“The headstone of the grave shows that the death of Khairat Khan occurred on 18th Ramzan 1066 A.H. (1655 A.D.) and his minor son Abdullah died five months earlier, on 5th RabiusSani 1066 A.H. (1655 AD); that is why the grave of his son occupies the central portion of the dome,” says Syed Ali Asgar Bilgrami in 1927 e book “Landmarks of the Deccan: A Comprehensive Guide to the Archaeological Remains of the City and Suburbs of Hyderabad”.

Khairat Khan was a Qutb Shahi nobleman. He was appointed by the seventh ruler of Golconda, Abdullah Qutb Shah, because the ambassador to Persia in 1625. He was the ambassador to Persian King Shah Abbas Safavi, popularly often known as Abbas the Great.

Quoting Persian historic e book Hadiqatus-Salatin, Bilgrami wrote, “Khairat Khan Sar Naubat, was deputed by Sultan Abdullah Qutb Shah VII, as an ambassador to the court of Shah Abbas Safavi, and was sent from Hyderabad with valuable presents in company with Muhammad Quli Beg son of Qasim Beg, the Persian Ambassador.”

“Emperor Shah Jahan sent for him from Surat which was the chief port of embarkation at that period and he also gave Khairat Khan a letter to the Shah of Persia.”

After coming back to Hyderabad in 1634, Khairat Khan served the Golconda rulers and constructed a number of retailer stands in Musa Burj close to Golconda Fort. He later handed away in 1655.

While the principle construction has been padlocked for the reason that previous 4 years, the construction of Khairat Khan’s spouse’s tomb is open. Locals stated the secondary construction has develop into a spot for drunkards and addicts to do their bootleg deeds. The monument is filled with overgrown weeds and crops.

In mid-2010’s, the government constructed a platform over the stone construction to behave as a strengthening platform for the tomb. That base is totally shattered, which uncovered the semi-hollow basement of the tomb.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Sasi Narayan, a localite, stated: “The monument is extremely beautiful. The minars (minarets) resemble Charminar, while the railing resembles Qutb Shahi Tombs and the entire structure strikes resemblance to Golconda Fort. It is a masterpiece.”

Another native, who requested anonymity, stated the tomb belongs to a mosque located behind the monument. They stated the mosque runners tried getting cash from the government and Waqf boards and in addition tried promoting the monument, however as they may not accomplish that, they finally left the place.

The construction has huge bushes rising from its sides, whereas the minarets are visibly crumbling and the whole construction is mossy. The locals transformed the monument premises right into a rubbish and urinary spot.


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