Some heritage specialists are, nevertheless, of the view that Badshahi Ashoorkhana predates the long-lasting Charminar, which was constructed in 1591, to mark the launch of Hyderabad after then-capital metropolis of Qutub Shahis – Golconda – was overpopulated past its civic capacities.
Whereas the principle constructing of Badshahi Ashoorkhana obtained a couple of repairs, different buildings on the compound are in a sophisticated state of dilapidation. The Naqqar Khana or the drum home, specifically, has virtually caved in. A heavy rainfall within the ensuing monsoon season could flatten the Naqqar Khana constructing if the broken parts together with the roof aren’t repaired instantly, warn metropolis heritage specialists.
Heritage professional Mir Abbas Ali Moosvi, who can also be the hereditary custodian of Badshahi Ashoorkhana, advised TOI that the Naqqar Khana, which obtained a extreme beating throughout monsoon a couple of years ag o, is in a sophisticated stage of dilapidation. “A significant portion of the roof had caved in final yr. The primary constructing of the Ashoorkhana additionally wants thorough repairs,” he mentioned, emphasising the necessity to shield one of many oldest buildings of Hyderabad. Naqqar Khana was used for main bulletins by the beating of drums through the reign of Qutub Shahi rulers, who constructed the prevailing fort of Golconda and Charminar, in addition to making a mega metropolis referred to as Hyderabad. As Badshahi Ashoorkhana is a spot of mourning, Qutub Shahi rulers used to go to it throughout Moh arram. Through the reign of Abdullah Qutub Shah VII, the queen mom would lit up the Ashoorkhana premises with a thousand lights.
The Ashoorkhana and its related buildings final obtained normal repairs duri ng the interval of Asaf Jahs. “Within the final a number of a long time, nothing concrete has been accomplished to perpetuate this grand outdated edifice of Hyderabad for the posterior generations,” Moosvis help.