Door of the historical Panchakki in Aurangabad collapses

Aurangabad: The door of the historical Panchakki in Aurangabad collapsed due to rain. Anger prevails among the locals against authorities for their negligence. Commenting upon it, senior citizen Shaikh Yousufuddin said Panchakki is the iconic structure of Aurangabad. Tourists from around the world visit to have a look at the Panchakki. Authorities have failed to protect the marvel.

A marvel of medieval engineering in India, the Panchakki is a water mill that draws water from an underground canal 6 km to the north of the city. The Panchakki was built in 1744 to commemorate Baba Shah Musafir, a renowned saint who moved here from Bukhara. There is also a library in the compound which has a collection of 2,500 books and manuscripts on history, jurisprudence, medicine, religion and philosophy in Persian, Urdu and Arabic.