4th century old monument Khusro Bagh to be renovated

4th century old monument Khusro Bagh to be renovated

Khusro-Bagh-AllahabadAllahabad, Aug 6 - Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) is planning to renovate the 400-year-old heritage monument Khusro Bagh at par with other prominent buildings of Uttar Pradesh. Currently, this historical monument has turned into a stable of stray cattle and animals and a meeting point of love-birds. Constructed in phases between 1622 and 1625, Khusro Bagh houses majestic mausoleums of prince Khusro Mirza, eldest son of emperor Jahangir, prince's mother Shah Begum and his sister princess Sultan Nithar Begam. Khusro had revolted against his father. During the first War of Independence, Khusro Bagh was the headquarters of the sepoys led by Maulvi Liaqat Ali who fought against Britishers. Thus the monument is not only a testimony of Mughal architecture but is also a focal point for historians due to its association with the First War of Independence in 1887. ASI officials here today said an enclosure will be constructed to restrict movement of unwanted visitors. To protect the monument, a record of visitors would be maintained at grand entrance to free the place of unwanted elements and cattle. They claimed that the monument was one of the best examples of Mughal architecture and the grand entrance with projected balconies and designs were the added attraction. The focus was to protect it from unwanted elements. There is a proposal of replacing the existing gate with a revolving one and barriers to stop cattle menace. The structure of the entrance was in a poor condition owing to encroachments and temporary constructions that use Khusro Bagh's out wall as support.

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