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    Neglected and Abandoned: Mushk Mahal, a 300-year-old Monument

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    The QutubShahi structure, Mushk Mahal in Attapur, Hyderabad, is in danger of disappearing if immediate action is not taken by the authorities. A large portion of the land has been encroached upon and many illegal constructions have been built. Additionally, the structure has turned black in color. The remaining empty land surrounding the 300-year-old heritage structure is covered in bushes. Certain parts of the building are damaged and there is a risk of the complex structure collapsing.

    The historians have pointed out that the site was originally called Mishk Mahal before it was renamed Mushk Mahal. Unfortunately, it has been neglected and left to decay. The two-storey building is situated on six acres of land, half of which has been encroached upon.

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    Mushk Mahal has a rich history and was built in 1678 in the Qutub Shahi architectural style. It is the only remaining Qutub Shahi palace, along with famous monuments like Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi Tombs, and Charminar.

    Mohammed Haseeb Ahmed, a heritage activist, emphasizes the importance of preserving Mushk Mahal as it is a significant Qutub Shahi palace and one of the few remaining structures from that era. Restoring it would not only preserve history and architecture for future generations but also boost tourism in Telangana. Despite the restoration efforts being undertaken by the State government and the Archaeology department for other historical structures, Mushk Mahal has been neglected.

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    The lack of restoration work on Mushk Mahal is concerning for heritage activists like Mohammed Abid Ali. He believes that the Department of Archaeology’s negligence towards historical sites will negatively impact tourism in Hyderabad. The Qutub Shahi heritage structure urgently needs attention and restoration to regain its lost glory.

    In summary, Mushk Mahal is facing threats from encroachers and illegal constructions. The structure has turned black and is in need of immediate restoration. The remaining land surrounding the heritage structure is overgrown with bushes. Historians highlight the importance of preserving Mushk Mahal, as it is the only remaining Qutub Shahi palace and an integral part of Hyderabad’s history. The neglect of this historical site is a concern for heritage activists, who believe that restoring Mushk Mahal will enhance tourism and preserve the city’s rich heritage.

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    Rajesh M
    Rajesh M
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