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Rajabai Clock Tower, Mumbai-Maharashtra

Original price was: ₹60.00.Current price is: ₹50.00. Sell Tax

Rajabai Clock Tower, Mumbai-Maharashtra

Description

The Rajabai Tower is a clock tower in South Mumbai India. It is in the confines of the Fort campus of the University of Mumbai. It stands at a height of 85 m (280 ft or 25 storeys). The tower is part of The Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai, which was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 2018.

History
The Rajabai Clock Tower was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, an English architect. He modeled it on Big Ben in London.The foundation stone was laid on 1 March 1869 and construction was completed in November 1878. The total cost of construction came to ₹555000, a large amount of money for the time period. A portion of the total cost of construction was donated by Premchand Roychand, a wealthy broker who founded the Bombay Stock Exchange on the condition that the tower be named after his mother Rajabai.

Premchand Roychand’s mother was blind and as a staunch follower of Jain religion, she was supposed to consume her dinner before the evening. Legend says that the evening bell of the tower helped her to know the time without anyone’s help

The tower was closed to the public after it became a frequent spot for those attempting to commit suicide.

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