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PALACES OF THE RICH & FAMOUS – Ghariwala Mallick Bari

Mallick Bari Kolkata

Moving on northwards from Jorasanko along Chitpur Road (Rabindra Sarani), across the road from Lohia Matri Sadan, one will find a majestic building complete with an elegant clock adorning its crown. The building is popularly known as ‘Ghariwala Mullick Bari”. This magnificent mansion, situated at 279, Rabindra Sarani, was originally


Basu Bati Kolkata

Situated at 65/2 Baghbazar Street, “Basubati”, the palatial mansion of Nandalal Basu and Pashupatinath Basu is an iconic landmark of Calcutta which still stands as the witness of its glorious past. The Basu family had huge landed property (Zamindari) in Gaya district of Bihar. Mahendra Basu, the eldest son of the

PALACES OF THE RICH &THE FAMOUS OF COLONIAL CALCUTTA – Ramdulal Niwas (house of Chhatu Babu & Latu Babu)

Ramdulal Niwas at Norh Calcutta

In the early 18th century Ramdulal Deb was one of the first Indians to make his riches under the British rule. He constructed his residential building “Ramdulal Niwas” at 67E, Beadon Street in North Calcutta, which is now a heritage venue. The brick-red building, situated near the present Beadon Street


Clive House, situated at 91 Rastraguru Avenue, Dum Dum, is probably one of the oldest residential buildings in Calcutta, as it was in existence even before 1756. As a dumb witness of the glorious past, a desolate plaque at the entrance of the dilapidated and distressed structure proclaims that Lord