Delhi, 29 October 2011 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in India today to review progress on the restoration of Humayun's Tomb and the work at Sunder Nursery in the capital region of Delhi. The projects are part of a larger initiative that also aims to preserve and rehabilitate landmark buildings in Nizamuddin Basti, while improving the quality of life for inhabitants of the area.

 

Upon his arrival, Mawlana Hazar Imam was greeted by Ruchira Kamboj, Chief of Protocol from the Government of India as well as Abad Ahmed, Chairman of Aga Khan Foundation in India and Aitmadi Gulam Rahimtoola, President of the Ismaili Council for India.

Situated in the heart of New Delhi, the Nizamuddin heritage precinct includes the areas of Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti, Sunder Nursery and Humayun's Tomb – a World Heritage Site. Following the successful restoration of the Humayun's Tomb gardens by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in 2004, an urban renewal initiative commenced in July 2007 based on a public-private partnership signed between various agencies, including the Archeological Survey of India, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the Central Public Works Department of India, the Aga Khan Foundation and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.