Mughal Emperor Humayun's Tomb wears a 24-carat gold crown
Delhi: The Humayun’s Tomb – one of the country’s United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites – has finally got a golden crown.
A glittering 24-carat gold finial has been installed atop the tomb’s sublime dome, which will be unveiled by Union Cultural Minister Mahesh Sharma on Tuesday.
The officials of conservation agency Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) along with Bhaskar Bhat, the managing director of the gold sponsor Titan Company Limited, will also attend the ceremony.
About Humayun’s Tomb:
It is the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, which was commissioned by his son Akbar in 1569-70. The tomb was designed by a Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, who was chosen by Bega Begum, the first wife of Humayun. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.