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Murshidabad - III

In the third image of this series ,you can see a Big Ben Replica from the Hazarduari Fort Campus.This clock tower stands majestically in between the Hazarduari Palace and Nizamat Imambara.

Some tidbits about the clock Tower :

Clock Tower of Murshidabad (locally known just as Clock Tower or Ghari Ghar, also known as Big Ben of Murshidabad) is a clock tower in the Nizamat Fort Campus just opposite the south face of the Hazarduari Palace. The clock tower lies on the garden spaces between the Nizamat Imambara and the Hazarduari Palace, to its east, hardly a few feet away is the old Madina Mosque and the Bacchawali Tope.

The clock tower is surmounted by a heavy sounding bell. Four masonry shields are placed on the ground level four corners. The dial of the clock tower faces eastwards, towards the Bhagirathi River, most probably for the sailors and passengers travelling on boats. The tower was designed by Sagore Mistri, the native assistant of Colonel Duncan MacLeod, who was the architect of the Hazarduari Palace.

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