• Short Summary

    A MAUSOLEUM BEING BUILT IN THE HEART OF CENTRAL BOMBAY TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF A RELIGIOUS LEADER, WILL HAVE THE ENTIRE 30 CHAPTERS OF THE HOLY KORAN INSCRIBED ON MARBLE SLABS FIXED TO ITS INTERIOR WALLS.

  • Description

    A MAUSOLEUM BEING BUILT IN THE HEART OF CENTRAL BOMBAY TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF A RELIGIOUS LEADER, WILL HAVE THE ENTIRE 30 CHAPTERS OF THE HOLY KORAN INSCRIBED ON MARBLE SLABS FIXED TO ITS INTERIOR WALLS. THE SHRINE, BUILT IN THE WHITE MARBLE USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TAJ MAHAL, WILL BECOME THE LAST RESTING PLACE OF DR. SYEDNA JAHER SAIFUDDIN SAHEB, THE 51ST DAI OF THE DAWOODI BOHRA COMMUNITY. IT IS EXPECTED TO TAKE THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE.

    THE MAUSOLEUM WILL REPLACE A TEMPORARY STRUCTURE AROUND THE TOMB OF THE PONTIFF, WHO DIED IN NOVEMBER, 1965. ITS CONSTRUCTION WAS ORDERED BY THE PRESENT HEAD OF THE DAWOODI BOHRA COMMUNITY, DR. SYEDNA MOHAMED BURHANUDDIN SAHEB.

    THE 30 CHAPTERS OF THE KORAN ARE EXPECTED TO REQUIRE 771 MARBLE SLABS. WORKMEN ARE AT PRESENT INSCRIBING UP TO TWO SLABS A DAY.

    THE 100-FOOT HIGH SHRINE WAS DESIGNED IN THE EGYPTIAN STYLE BY MR. YAHYA C. MERCHANT, WHO WAS THE ARCHITECT RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A MAUSOLEUM TO THE LATE DR. JINNAH, FIRST PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN.

    IT IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A CENTRE OF PRAYER FOR THE MILLION MEMBERS OF THE DAWOODI BOHRA COMMUNITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADH1ACTW5FN59IKFBJ6H0BDYFP
    Media URN:
    VLVADH1ACTW5FN59IKFBJ6H0BDYFP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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