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Dargah Hussain Shah Wali

[Text from wiki]

Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali was a revered sufi saint of Golkonda, during the reign of Qutb Shahi dynasty.

He is credited with building the Hussain sagar at Hyderabad in the year 1562.

The mausoleum and shrine at the Qutb Shahi Tombs called Dargah Hussain Shah Wali’, was built by Abdullah Qutb Shah in his honour. He died in 1620.

[Text by D Ramachandran from]

“The area which is on south western shore of Hussian Sagar was chosen as a location to construct the residence of the Princess Khairunnisa who was not keeping good health. The ruler in the fond hope that the greenery and climate of the lake shore would restore the normal health of the Princess and asked his son-in-law, Hazrat Hussian Shah Wali, an eminent engineer to construct a residential palace, a mosque and a tank which is now called after him as Hussain Sagar (or the Tank Bund) as it is commonly called was built on a tributary of the Musi during the reign of Ibrahim Qutb Shah in 1562.”

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