Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Qutab Minar – New Delhi
Qutab Minar construction commenced in 1193 under the orders of India’s first Muslim ruler Qutb-ud-din Aibak, and the top most storey of the minaret was completed in 1386 by Firuz Shah Tughluq. The Qutb Minar is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. Qutab Minar is the tallest minaret in India, originally an ancient Islamic Monument, inscribed with arabic inscriptions, though the iron pillar has some bhramini inscriptions, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Qutub Minar is made of red sandstone and marble. The tower has 379 stairs, is 72.5 metres high the world’s tallest brick minaret and has a base diameter of 14.3 metres, which narrows to 2.7 metres at the top storey. Construction was started in 1192 by Qutub-ud-din Aibak and was completed by Iltutmish.
The cancellation depicts Qutab Minar.
Date of Cancellation:-15.01.1955