Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah – A Commemoration

Today, 11 January, is the death anniversary of Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of Hyderabad and the builder of its iconic symbol, the Charminar. Here are a few pictures to commemorate the passing in 1612 CE of arguably the most powerful Qutb Shahi ruler.

A portrait of Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah, painted a few years after his death in 1612 CE
The grand tomb of Mohammad Quli dominates the Qutb Shahi necropolis, being the largest of the royal monuments there
A simple doorway leads to the tomb of the king
A little girl who lives in the city built by the king is mesmerised by the echoes within the grand tomb
The Charminar is the best-known building from the time of Mohammad Quli, and is the symbol of the city of Hyderabad