On 17th June 2022. Nitish cabinet ministry passed a resolution to the effect that the Sultan palace would be handed over to a private hotelier to demolish it and construct a brand new luxurious 5-star hotel in its place.
Senior independent journalist, Abhay Kumar bought this issue into the limelight with his extended support from Ex-IPS Officer Amitabh Das. The Bihar government decided that three luxurious hotels would be constructed in “ Patna the heart of Bihar “ This indeed stands as a good announcement as it would add good integrity to Bihar and Bihar tourism as well. But, the concerning part is about the Sultan Palace. and its demolition. The Bihar tourism explains how the royal palace is a classic example of its rich Islamic architecture with minarets, high loom and numerous arcs.
EX IPS OFFICER.
Amitabh Das, who has served our nation as an IPS officer has raised his voice towards this resolution passed via the Bihar government. He has raised his voice against the immoral not once but twice. Before this, he launched a campaign against the Demolition of “The Khuda Baksh library” in Bihar. He along with his never-ending spirit and willpower was able to protect the cultural heritage from being destroyed. MR. Das wrote a reasonable, satisfactory letter to the Governor of Bihar Mr. Phagu Chauhan. Regarding his request and a fact full explanation, why not demolish this cultural diamond and the beautiful Historical hierarchies of Bihar.
HISTORY OF THE PALACE, WHY IS THE PALACE IMPORTANT? REASONS TO SAVE IT.
The Sultan Palace was the home of eminent Scholar, lawyer and judge Sir Sultan Ahmad. An Advocate and judge in Patna high court, in 1922. It is situated at Veer Chand Patel Marg in Patna. The palace was constructed exactly 100 years since today. It took approximately 3 years to establish the royal palace. Ahmed also was the “ first Indian chancellor of the Patna university “. He even had good terms with the “ Sir Saiyid Ali Imam (1869-1932), Barrister and Prime Minister of Hyderabad Decan”
The history of Sultan palace smells Elegant, Adventurous and feels full of Freedom and dignity.
The expense estimated for the palace 100 years ago is around to be 3 lacks. The transport department of Bihar had control over the palace for some years. It was built on a 10 acre parcel. It took two years to complete with an outlay of 3 lakh. It was designed by Ali Jaan. White marble is widespread. It was built in Islamic style with a high, domed tower in the center, domed pavilions at the corners, minarets and multi-foliated arches in the facade. The palace is divided into two parts: the front is for males and the rear for females. The most important portion is the drawing room in the front with a fireplace, moulding and an ornamental ceiling painted with gold powder.
IS BIHAR LOSING ITS HERITAGE SITES?
Ex IPS officer, Amitabh Das gives an example of how. Popular Bollywood celebrity. Shahrukh Khan lives in a cultural heritage place in Bombay. And the fact that when he tried to pertain changes in “Mannat “. He was prohibited to do so. By the government of Maharashtra. He added why he thinks that Nitish, has been taking these steps. Under tender mafia pressure? Also elaborates his statement. How last year proposed the demolition of the Khuda Baksh library. And how the officer protested against this demolition of the ancestral library. “ He let out that he returned his, “ Police Medal “ to the Honourable President of India. And later how his protest reached heights and the moral, and emotional support to him from the civil society was in power enough. Ultimately, the plan was dropped.
“ similarly, Anjuman Islamiyah Hall on The Ashok Rajpath was recently demolished for a pathway towards the shopping market “ he added.
MR. Das mumbles about how sultan palace is on his target list and if the government approves the tender. He shall lead a peaceful Satyagraha along with his native fellows. He hopes the civil society to support his caravan and extend their moral support to him. And together they could be able to “ successfully save the iconic sultan palace, Patna, Bihar.”
: Aaliya Ali 19th June