Ministry seeks report on Lal Mahal

November 5, 2008

Ministry seeks report on Lal Mahal

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Will razed Lal Mahal rise from the rubble?

November 5, 2008

Will razed Lal Mahal rise from the rubble?Lal Mahal-before demolition


MCD seeks more time after Lal Mahal demolition

November 5, 2008

MCD seeks more time after Lal Mahal demolitionLal Mahal


Lal Mahal, Nizamuddin Basti, Delhi

November 5, 2008

Lal Mahal, Nizamuddin Basti

Lal Mahal
Lal Mahal or the Red Palce is a 13th century historical monument belonging to the Delhi Sultanate period. It was constructed in 1245 A.D in the Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti during the reign of Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah, and was called as the Kushaki Lal. The historical grandeur of this monument can be gauged from the fact that when the Moroccon traveller, Ibn Batuta visited Delhi in teh 14th century, he stayed here. Presently the monument is in a severe state of deterioration and heavily encroached and requires urgent remedial measures.


After the storm

November 4, 2008

State of affairs at the public agencies, after the demolition:



Lal Mahal demolished

November 4, 2008

Another gem from the past falls prey to the uncontrolled modernization…
The Times of India and Mail Today newspapers carried the following reports on Saturday, November 1st, 2008, the day when Lal Mahal was demolished:


About Lal Mahal

November 4, 2008

The 1245 AD structure, called Lal Mahal or Kushaki Lal, is located in Nizamuddin and was declared a heritage structure by the government and civic agencies. It was built by the Slave Dynasty ruler during the reign of Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah, before Balban ascended the throne.

On Friday, this structure was found partially demolished. Its prominent chhatris and red sandstone structure is said to have been pulled down. Residents said the demolition started late Thursday night. When alerted, Archaeological Survey of India filed an FIR with Nizamuddin police station on Friday.