Many famous emperors and saints have been buried on the periphery of the reservoir. The height of Qutb Minar is 72.5 meters, making it the tallest minaret in the world built of bricks. Aibak's tenure as a Ghurid dynasty administrator lasted from 1192 to 1206, a period during which he led invasions into the Gangetic heartland of India and established control over some of the new areas. Hauz Khas derived its name from the two Urdu words, ‘Hauz’ meaning ‘water tank’ and ‘khas’ meaning ‘royal’. Jahanpanah was the fourth medieval city of Delhi established in 1326–1327 by Muhammad bin Tughlaq (1325–51), of the Delhi Sultanate. A conservation architect has remarked:[10]. Hauz Khas is also home to various diplomatic missions such as the ones of Albania, Iraq, Guinea Bissau, Burundi, and North Macedonia. [1][2][6], According to Sharma:[3] "A red stone domed pavilion resting on twelve pillars located near the south-western corner of the tank, but originally believed to have been situated in its centre, is identified with the pavilion built by Iltumish. It has a forlorn history because Bahadur Shah Zafar, who wished to be buried in the precincts of the Zafar Mahal (palace) and the famous Dargah of Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiar Kaki in Mehrauli, Delhi, was deported by the British to Rangoon, after the First War of Indian Independence in 1857, where he died of old age. The monument today is in a ruined state. The name translates into English as "Pearl Mosque. He is buried in Mehrauli (near the Qutab Minar) and it is inferred that Qutub Minar was also named after him. … Kaki was such an exalted divine person that even Moinuddin Chishti had decreed that those coming to seek his blessing should first pay homage to the former. "(Hindustani: موتی مسجد, मोती मस्जिद) Located to the west of the Hammam and close to the Diwan-i-Khas, it was built by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb from 1659-1660. A conservation architect has remarked: [10]. Which of the following hydraulic structures was constructed by Iltutmish in the 14th century for supplying water to Siri Fort area? One of which is stated as the idiosyncratic rule of Mohammed bin Tughlaq when inexplicably he shifted the capital to Daulatabad in the Deccan and came back to Delhi soon after. It contains a spiral staircase of 379 steps. Administratively, the district is divided into three subdivisions, Saket, Hauz Khas, and Mehrauli. He played a major role in establishing the order securely in Delhi. This fortress town on a rocky outcrop about 100 km (62 mi) from Indore is celebrated for its architecture. [9] The domed pavilion (pictured) constructed by Iltumish to mark the foot print Muhammad's horse located in the middle of the tank is a double storeyed structure made of red sandstone supported on twelve pillars. It consists of over 100 historically significant monuments. He is buried in Mehrauli (near the Qutab Minar) and it is inferred that Qutub Minar was also named after him. [2] The Jharna, which was once the Mughal retreat and the highlight of the three-day festival of the Phool Walon Ki Sair, is seen now partly in ruins and the surroundings have been encroached upon (25 families are reported to be living here now). The building has two components namely, the Mahal or the palace, which was built first by Akbar Shah II in the 18th century, and the entrance gate that was reconstructed in the 19th century by Bahadur Shah Zafar II, popularly known as "Zafar" meaning ‘Victory’. 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