Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah’s tomb

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Recently, Reality tech firm unveils digital twin of Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah’s tomb in Hyderabad.

About Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah’s tomb

  • It is one the grandest monuments in the Qutb Shah’s tombs complex at the foothill of Golconda, Hyderabad.
  • The majestic tomb built in 1602, is one of the largest tombs at the Qutb Shahi heritage park complex reaching a total height of 60 m.

Who is Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah?

  • He was the fifth king of the Qutb Shahi dynasty who laid the foundation of Hyderabad. 
  • Shah who wrote in Persian, Telugu, and Deccani—a variant of Urdu--is justifiably the first poet in Deccani Urdu with at least fifty thousand shers to his credit.
  • He wrote on a variety of issues concerning communal life and the sentiments of the common man, their festivals and faiths, love and the pleasures of union, in a frank and disarming manner. 
  • A contemporary of Tulsidas, he blended the best traditions of the two streams of thought and life to impart a new halo to his poetry.

Key facts about Qutub Shahi Tombs

  • These are erected in the memory of the departed kings of Golconda.
  • They are located one kilometer north of Golconda Fort’s called Banjara Darwaza.
  • Built by the Qutub Shahis, these tombs are considered to be among the oldest historical monuments of Hyderabad.
  • These tombs are present in a large group on a raised platform.
  • Architectural style: They resemble Persian, Pathan and Hindu architectural styles that make use of grey granite, with stucco ornamentation and is a one-of-its-kind place in the world where the whole dynasty is buried at a single spot.

What is a digital twin?

  • It is a digital model of an object, system or a process that acts the same as its real world counterpart.
  • It helps companies and organisations to understand a physical object or a process well.

Q1) What is the Deccani language?

It is a variety of Hindustani spoken in the Deccan region of India and the native language of the Deccani people. Commonly associated with Urdu, the historical dialect sparked the development of Urdu literature during the late-Mughal period, and was a predecessor to and later influenced modern standard Hindi.

Source: 16th century Qutub Shahi tombs get a digital twin