Culture Minister Sharma inaugurates Golghar museum
BHOPAL: Culture Minister Laxmikant
Sharma on Tuesday inaugurated a museum developed in Golghar monument at
Shahjahanabad in the state capital.
At the museum, passport, diaries
and correspondence of Nawab Hameedullah Khan have also been displayed apart
from Nawab-era utensils, weights, Paandan, trays etc. Glimpses of Nawab-era
art, culture and social life have also been displayed in the museum.
This monument has been given
shape of a museum for displaying Nawab-era art, culture, handicraft and
lifestyle. Apart from poetry, handicraft, parks and stairwells, hockey has also
been very popular in Bhopal.
The building was constructed by
Nawab Shahjahan Begum (1868-1901). The round-shape building has 12 doors. Its
staircase is also in round shape leading to the dome. Its pillars are
cylindrical and doors decorated. The dome has been painted with flowers of
purple, yellow, orange, red, brown and green colours. There is a round-shape
balcony on the upper story, which is covered with tin shade supported by wooden
pillars. Originally, the building had also a Persian style park known as Jannat
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Corporation Chairman Ramesh Sharma, Commissioner Bhopal division SB Singh,
Commissioner Archaeology Pankaj Rag and Bhopal collector Nikunj Shrivastava
were also present on the occasion.