Qutb Minar , also written as Qutub Minar or Qutab Minar, is the 2nd tallest minar in India after Fateh Burj in Chappar Chiri at Mohali which stands 100 meters tall. Qutb Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in Delhi, the Qutb Minar is made of red sandstone and marble. The stairs of the tower has 379 steps, is 72.5 metres high, and has a base diameter of 14.3 metres, which narrows to 2.7 metres at the top. Construction was started in 1193 by Qutb-ud-din Aibak and was carried on by his successor, Iltutmish. In 1368, Firoz Shah Tughlaq constructed the fifth and the last storey. It is surrounded by several other ancient and medieval structures and ruins, collectively known as the Qutb complex. ^ a b "WHC list". whc.unesco.org. 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2011. ^ "Facts About Qutb Minar". Lifestyle Lounge: Travel. iloveindia.com. Retrieved 27 January 2013. ^ Verma, Richi . "Qutb Minar tilting due to seepage: Experts". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 June 2012. ^ ^ "The fort complex was conquered and this Jama Masjid built in the year 587 AH by the Amir, the great, the glorious commander of the Army, qutub-ud-daula wad-din, the Amir-ul-umara Aibeg, the slave of the Sultan. The materials of 27 idol temples, on each of which 2,000,000 Deliwal had been spent were used for this mosque. Epigraphia Indo Moslemica, 1911–12, p. 13. ^
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