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Restoration focus shifts to Ma Saheba’s tomb

18 August 2019

20th-century interventions to the wazoo, plinth and flooring are being restored according to the original design. One of the grandest tombs in the Qutb Shahi tombs complex, where Hayat Bakshi Begum lies buried, is being restored. The focus has shifted to this tomb as part of the ongoing conservation efforts carried out by the State Government and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. "It is actually a double dome and is enormous. We removed 20-foot deep roots from the dome. To ensure there is no water seepage, dozens of artisans had to work simultaneously to plaster it. We have a very experienced team and master craftsmen on the job,” says Ratish Nanda, CEO of AKTC India.