History is fascinating. To know and see for yourself what had actually happened is always interesting. So, before visiting the famous Aga Khan Palace, here are the five things you need to know!
Visiting The Aga Khan Palace? Brush Up Your History With These Little-Known Facts About The Place
Safe House For The Underprivileged
Built by Sultan Muhammed Shah, Aga Khan III in 1892, it was initially built to give a place to the poor when the city was going through a severe flood. But, later on, it became a symbol for the British oppression on Indians.
After he launched the Quit India Movement against the British, Mahatma Gandhi was arrested and imprisoned for 21 months. On 9th August, 1942, Aga Khan Palace became Gandhi’s prison palace. His wife, Kasturba Gandhi, and his personal secretary Mahadev Bhai Desai accompanied him here.
Kasturba Bai Took Her Last Breath
She married Gandhi at 13 and followed him everywhere he went. So, when he got imprisoned, she followed him there as well. At the age of 74, Kasturba Bai took her last breath in this palace. Her’s and Gandhi’s ashes are still in the premises.
Gandhi’s Room Is Untouched
The room in which Gandhi stayed still remains as it is. The books, clothes, writing desk, letters and even his spectacles are there. In addition, Kasturba Bai’s things are preserved and on display as well.
To honour Mahatma Gandhi, they celebrate all the major dates of his being with several functions and events. They celebrate Martyr’s day, Mahashivratri, Independence Day, Republic Day and Gandhi Jayanti.