What is the Speciality of Murshidabad?
Famous for its silk textiles, the Murshidabad silk saris made from ivory and sholapith are light, vibrant and a must-buy. The annual festival, Bera Utsav, celebrated on the last Thursday of the Bengali month of Bhadra (mid-September), is conducted on the banks of the Bhagirathi river near the palaces of the Nawabs.
Who is the present Nawab of Murshidabad?
|Abbas Ali Meerza|
|Nawab Bahadur of Murshidabad|
|Reign||13 August 2014 – present (pretender)|
|Predecessor||Syed Mohammed Waris Ali Meerza Khan Bahadur|
|Born||Murshidabad, Bengal Presidency, British Raj (now Murshidabad, West Bengal, India)|
Who was the last Nawab of Murshidabad?
Sayyid Waris Ali Mirza Khan Bahadur
Sayyid Waris Ali Mirza Khan Bahadur (Bengali: ওয়ারিস আলী মির্জা; 14 November 1901 – 20 November 1969) was the last Nawab of Murshidabad before a prolonged interregnum caused by a succession dispute within the family that was only resolved in 2014 by the Indian Supreme Court. He succeeded his father, Wasif Ali Mirza.
What was the ancient name of Murshidabad?
The name ‘Murshidabad’ comes from the place known as “Muksudabad” which was the capital of Bengal during Murshid Quli Khan’s rule. Before the advent of British, the city of Murshidabad was the capital of Bengal.
Who is the founder of Murshidabad?
Murshid Qulī Khan
Originally called Makhsudabad, it was reputedly founded by the Mughal emperor Akbar in the 16th century. In 1704 the nawab (ruler) Murshid Qulī Khan (following Aurangzeb’s orders) transferred the capital there from Dacca (now Dhaka, Bangladesh) and renamed the town Murshidabad.
Why was Murshidabad given India?
On 17 August 1947 the final boundary adjustment of the Radcliffe Commission transferred Murshidabad to the Dominion of India, to ensure the Hooghly River was entirely within India.
What did it mean to be a Nawab?
nawab, English nabob, deputy ruler, or viceroy, under the Mughal rule of India. The title was later adopted by the independent rulers of Bengal, Oudh (Ayodhya), and Arcot.
Who is the last king of Bengal?
Nawabs of Bengal and Murshidabad
|Nawab of Bengal|
|First monarch||Murshid Quli Khan|
|Last monarch||Siraj ud-Daulah (Independent) Mansur Ali Khan (Under British)|
Who was the last ruler of Bengal?
Mansur Ali Khan was the last Nawab of Bengal who ruled from 1838 to 1881. He was succeeded by his eldest son Hassan Ali Mirza who was the first Nawab of Murshidabad. He ruled from 1881-1906. The first Nawab of Bengal was Murshid Quli Khan who ruled from 1706 to 1727.
What was the capital of Bengal under the Mughal control?
The Mughals built a new imperial metropolis in Dhaka from 1610, with well-developed fortifications, gardens, tombs, palaces and mosques. It served as the Mughal capital of Bengal for 75 years. The city was renamed in honour of Emperor Jahangir.
Who shifted his capital to Murshidabad?
Murshid Quli Khan became the independent ruler of Bengal and shifted his capital to Murshidabad.
Why Murshidabad lost its importance in due course?
Murshidabad lost its importance in the mid 19th century because the administration of Murshidabad became weak and economic condition of the center also declined.
What happened to the Hira Jheel Palace?
The Hira Jheel Palace was also totally destroyed after the death of Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula. According to popular belief, Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula was betrayed by his own relatives and men and so he lost to Robert Clive despite having more military strength than the British.
What is the history of Hazarduari Palace in Murshidabad?
Hazarduari Palace is located in the campus of Kila Nizamat of Murshidabad. It was built in the nineteenth century by architect Duncan Macleod, under the reign of Nawab Nazim Humayun Jah of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa (1824–1838).
What is the history of Murshidabad?
Murshidabad was a district town of the Bengal Presidency. Warren Hastings removed the supreme civil and criminal courts to Calcutta in 1772, but in 1775 the latter courts were brought back to Murshidabad again. In 1790, under Lord Cornwallis, the entire revenue and judicial staffs were moved to Calcutta.
Where to go in Murshidabad?
Hazarduari Palace and its associated sites in the Kila Nizamat area (forming the central area in the map alongside) is the centre of attraction in Murshidabad. Just a little away are Katra Masjid, Fauti Mosque, Jama Masjid and the Motijhil area. There is a group of attractions in the northern part of the town (as can be seen in the map alongside).