Police said that the tourist, who was accompanied with three colleagues, lost consciousness immediately after he fell and succumbed to head injuries in hospital. One of his colleague too fell down while trying to hold him in the stairsway freefall and fractured his leg.
Japanese embassy was informed about the incident and an investigation was immediately commissioned.
Taj Mahal rules the hearts of tourists both from within India and around the globe. The marble magnificence attracts more than 12,000 visitor on a daily basis, especially during tourist season and local holidays.
The Taj Mahal is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and is widely recognized as the jewel of Mhugal art in India. It is one of the most celebrated structures in the world and stands as a symbol of rich Indian history.