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  • Tipu Sultan Mosque

The Tipu Sultan Shahi Mosque (also known as Tipu Sultan Masjid) is a famous mosque in Kolkata, India.Located at 185 Dhartamtalla Street, the mosque is a relic of architectural and cultural heritage. Unlike usual Islamic culture, people from all sections of society and religions are obliged to visit and take pictures of this historical premises.


This building was built in 1832 by Prince Ghulam Mohammed, the youngest son of Tipu Sultan. An identical mosque, which was later built by the Waqf committee is at Tollygunge. At first, Gholam Mohammed used his power and purchased a land in the central position of Calcutta and Built this mosque in 1842, in memory of his father Tipu Sultan. A news was also published on the occasion of the purchase. This mosque is a relic of the architectural and cultural heritage of Kolkata. In early 80’s Tipu Sultan Masjid was damaged due to constructions works of Metro Railway in the Esplanade area. The move was regarded as a highly communal stand of the state govt. Nonetheless, after that, fearing backlash, a committee was formed to repair the mosque. Afterwards, the Mosque was restored with the joint effort of Tipu Sultan Shahi Masjid Protection & Welfare Committee and the Metro Railway.


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