AHMEDABAD: India’s first Unesco-engraved World Heritage City nearly lost the minaret of a sixteenth century mosque on Tuesday. Metropolitan chief Vijay Nehra canceled the obliteration just under the wire. The minaret had been harmed by a lightning strike on Saturday.
Inquisitively, the decimation was arranged against the scenery of a workshop sorted out by the AMC and the National Institute of Disaster Administration on ‘Debacle Risk Reduction of Historic Cities: A Framework for Building Resilience’.
The mosque in Daulatkhana close Khadia is a tribute to Sheik Mohammed Ghaus, a prestigious Sufi holy person and writer who moved to Gujarat from Gwalior in 1549.He showed one of the Mughal Navratnas, Tansen, and even Humayun — concurring Rizwan Kadri, a student of history.
The pulverization would have been a noteworthy humiliation on the grounds that as per the 1879 Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency,the mosque was developed in 1562, 10 years before the celebrated internationally Sidi Saiyyed mosque.The gazetteer takes note of that the structure was developed in the resemblance of the Jaunpur mosques of Uttar Pradesh worked in the late
fourteenth and mid fifteenth hundreds of years. The gazetter says, “Prior records recommend that the mosque had two octagonal minarets of fivestoreys each. One of the minarets was harmed before the nineteenth century.”
Sheik Mohammed Ghaus had deciphered a Sanskrit content called ‘Amrutkund’ to Arabic, titled ‘Haud-al-Hayat’. His other critical artistic works incorporate ‘Jawahar-e-Khams’ and ‘Bahar-al-Hayat’. He likewise composed a well known book on Sufi holy people of India called ‘Gulzar-e-Abrar’.
Sheik Mohammed Ghaus is covered in Gawlior, yet two of his nearby relatives are covered in this mosque. Nehra has now informed his group concerning flame and domain division authorities to counsel the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) to decide whether the minaret can be repaired.
“The mosque figured in the AMC’s legacy list and was found blast in the focal point of the World Heritage center zone,” says a senior AMC focal zone official. “When we became more acquainted with about it, we chose to rescue the legacy structure and quickly halted the devastation work,”
Nehra said. “We have emptied a couple of inhabitants as a careful step.” Officials of the AMC have restricted in ASI and private specialists to survey the degree of harm. A group visited the mosque on Tuesday evening