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Qutab Minar is the second highest minar in India after Fateh Burj at Punjab, India. Its height is 73 metres (240 feet’s). It is stand in Delhi. It looks very beautiful.  It was built by Qutb al-Din Aibak in 1193 AD. Qutb Minar is surrounded by several historically significant monuments, which are historically connected with the tower and are part of the Qutb complex. These include the Iron Pillar of Delhi, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Alai Darwaza, the Tomb of Iltutmish, Alai Minar, Ala-ud-din's Madrasa and Tomb, and the Tomb of Imam Zamin. Other minor monuments include Major Smith's Cupola and Sanderson's Sundial.

When the son-in-law Shamsu’d-Din- Iitutmish was added three more stories in 1199 than it’s completed. It is the highest stone tower in the India. Its base diameter is 14.3 meters. Its top diameter is 2.7 meters. Qutb Minar has 379 steps leading to its top story. The lower three stories are made using red sand stone and the top two with marble and sand stone. The development of architectural styles from Aibak to Tughlak is quite evident in the minar.

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No one can, however, dispute that the tower is not only one of the finest monuments in India, but also in the world. Qutab-ud-din Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, commenced the construction of the Qutab Minar in 1200 AD, but could only finish the basement. His successor, Iltutmush, added three more storeys, and in 1368, Firoz Shah Tughlak constructed the fifth and the last storey.

On December 4, 1981 300 to 400 people were inside the Qutb Minar than held an accident. During the accident 45 people were died. That time that followed an electricity failure that plunged the tower's staircase into darkness.

This is the most beautiful minar in world. Many visitors came to visit there.  

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