12 October 2018 Current Affairs:
The Khairatabad Masjid, one of the iconic buildings of the Qutb Shahi era in Hyderabad, is undergoing conservation. There where water stagnation and seepage from the roof of the masjid. The Department of Archaeology and Museums took charge and started the conservative works.
The Khairatabad Masjid named after Khairatunnisa Begum, the daughter of 6th Qutb Shahi king Sultan Muhammad Qutb Shah, is the apogee of architecture from that period.
♦ Built in: 1626 AD
♦ Built by: Khairunisa Begum
♦ Khairatabad Mosque was designed and constructed by Hussain Shah Wali ( son-in-law of Khairatunnisa Begum)
♦ The mosque has a three-arch opening in front
♦ The architecture of the mosque presents perfect harmony from bottom to top
♦ India had declared it as a heritage site