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Herein lies a king: A day in the life of Alauddin Khilji’s tomb

The visitors this Saturday bear the impressions of Khilji from Padmaavat to his tomb.

The visitors this Saturday bear the impressions of Khilji from Padmaavat to his tomb.

NEW DELHI:

It is a sunny Saturday winter afternoon, and Qutb Complex is teeming with people, including Indian and foreign tourists, photographers and a new breed of Instagrammars, travel bloggers, children, love-struck couples, families, and young boys and girls celebrating their birthdays.

Walking past the towering corbelled arched gateways of Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, considered North India’s first mosque and built by Iltutmish nearly 800 years ago, in the shadow of the 238-ft-tall Qutb Minar, a young woman nudges her husband, pointing to a red sandstone block, supplanted on a green cover.

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Credits: indianexpress.com

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