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About Nakhoda Masjid

The Nakhoda Masjid is the principal mosque of Kolkata, India, within the Chitpur region of the Burrabazar enterprise district in Central Kolkata, on the intersection of Zakariya Street and Rabindra Sarani. The mosque become constructed as an imitation of the mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Fouzaan at Sikandra, Agra by means of Kutchi Memon Jamat, a small network of Sunni Muslim community from Kutch.

Abdur Rahim Osman, a frontrunner of the Kutchi Memon Jama'at, who funded the building became a delivery prince: The mosque was named Nakhoda meaning Mariner. The basis stone became laid on eleven September 1926. The total value incurred for the construction became 1,500,000 Indian rupees in 1926.

The masjid has 3 domes and minarets which can be 151 ft high. There are an additional 25 smaller minarets which range from one hundred feet to 117 feet excessive. The gateway is an ersatz of the Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri. For this motive granite stones were added from Tolepur. Inside is a remarkable exhibition of first-rate ornamentation and creative extravaganza.

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