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Secunderabad Clock Tower, built on a land measuring 10 acres (4.0 ha) is one of the oldest clock towers in India. Constructed in 1860, the structure was inaugurated on 1 February 1897.
A firman issued by Nizam Sikandar Jah to build the city of Secunderabad, named after him in 1806 and it is close to Hyderabad, now the administrative capital of Telengana (carved out of Andhra State in the recent past). The erstwhile British government established 10 acres (4.0 ha) of land in 1860 to honor the British military stationed Secunderabad. On this plot was built a 120-ft high clock tower in a park of 2.5 acres (1.0 ha) in 1896. The donor of the clock was one Dewan Bahadur Seth Lachmi Narayan Ramgopal, a businessman and the The tower was inaugurated by British Resident Sir Trevor John Chichele Plowden on 1 February 1897 and the work was completed in 1896.
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01. In 1896, the work on the Secunderabad clock was over and at that time Sir Trevor's daughter Pamela was carrying on a romantic affair with none other than Winston Churchill (later Sir Winston Churchill, famous India baiter and who had the least liking for Gandhiji. He never agreed to give freedom to India). Ms. Pamela didn't marry him for the simple reason
that he had no dough; literally, Sir. Win was broke.
02. The donor of the clock Dewan Bahadur Ramgopal Seth is still in our midst. Dewan Bahadur Ramgopal Mills and Ramgopalpet remind us of his valuable donation.
-The Hindu Newspaper