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The Tipu Sultan Shahi Mosque, built in 1832 by Prince Ghulam Mohammed, the youngest son of Tipu Sultan of Mysore is just a remnant of architectural and cultural heritage. Also known as Tipu Sultan Masjid, this famous place of veneration, has attracted people of all faiths. It is located on Dhartamtalla Street and, as usual, this historical place was not well taken care of by the governments - Center and State and it was in a poor condition. Since the initiation of underground metro rail project, the masjid structure had become weak. Seraj Mubarki, Mohammad Sharfuddin, Izhar Khan and Syed Zafar took sincere efforts to restore this mosque back to past glory and formed what was called ''The Tipu Sultan Shahi Masjid Protection & Welfare
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The Tipu Sultan Shahi Mosque examplifies typical Indo Mogul architecture of beauty and workmanship with double-aisled hall and is adorned by multiple domes. There are about 16 domes and 4 Minarets present in this historical mosque. The intricate designs of the mosque and the rounded arches drawn from classical architecture bring out
This mosque is worth visiting as the name is associated with a famous, but controversial ruler of Mysore who terrorized the British army in all Angelo-Mysore wars in the later part of 1700s.
Tipu sultan was killed on the battle field at Srirangapatna, now in Karnataka in May, 1799 by the British Army led by Lord Wellesley. Paradoxically it was Bengal that was the first rich province gobbled up by the East India company under the command of Robert Clive.