Old Indian Photos

Oct 12, 2010

Hyderabad Vintage Photographs Collection - Date Unknown

Hyderabad (Telugu: హైదరాబాద్ Urdu: حیدرآباد), is the capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It also goes by its sobriquet City of Pearls.It is the largest city in Andhra Pradesh and the sixth largest city in India with a population of 4.07 million in 2010.Hyderabad was founded by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591 on the banks of Musi. Today the city covers an area of approximately 650 km². The city has been classified as an A-1 city in terms of development priorities, due to its size, population and impact. The twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad come under the ambit of a single municipal unit, The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. (Wikipedia)

Here you can see some vintage photos from Life Archive hosted by Google. Unfortunately date and other details are not available from Life Archive.

Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah , the 5th ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty built Charminar in 1591 shortly after he had shifted his capital from Golkonda to what is now known as Hyderabad.[1]. He built this famous structure to commemorate the elimination of a plague epidemic from this city. He is said to have prayed for the end of a plague that was ravaging his city and vowed to build a masjid (Islamic mosque) at the very place where he was praying.

Source: Life Archive hosted by Google


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