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Nakhoda Masjid is the principal mosque ofKolkata, India, in the Chitpur area of the Burrabazarbusiness district in Central Kolkata, at the intersection of Zakariya Street and Chitpur Road, renamed Rabindra Sarani.
The mosque was built as an imitation of the mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar at Sikandra, Agra by Kutchi Memon Jamat, a small community of Sunni Muslim community from Kutch.Abdur Rahim Osman, a leader of the Kutchi Memon Jama'at, who funded the building was a shipping prince: The mosque was named Nakhoda meaning Mariner.The foundation stone was laid on 11 September 1926. The total cost incurred for the construction was 1,500,000 Indian rupees in 1926.
Chitpur, one of the oldest and busiest areas of the city, has existed for at least 400 years.
(Source: Wikipedia)
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