The Bahadur Shah Park alias the Victoria Park-a place of Mughal emperor, English kingdom, Sepoy Revolt, and the true origin of independence

This is the ancient park, located in old Dhaka, with true heritage of Mughal dynasty, British Emperor, and present Bangladesh carrying hundreds years of its presence.

Location: Shadarghat in Dhaka, Bangladesh
The brief history of Bahadur shah Park thanks to Banglapedia is in the following-
History:
Victoria Park named after Queen Victoria (1819-1901), was laid out in the first half of 19th century at the initiative of Khwaja Abdul Ghani in the sadarghat area of dhaka on the ruins of an old building, called Antaghar, a clubhouse of the Armenians then living in a large number in the neighborhood. The place got a special identity because, during the Sepoy revolt of 1857, some mutineers including a woman were hanged at this spot. In 1858, the commissioner of Dhaka Division read out Queen Victoria’s famous proclamation here before a large assembly of people about the clemency for the Sepoy uprising. Much later, the Dhaka Improvement Trust (now RAJUK) erected a huge cenotaph here to perpetuate the memory of the patriots who sacrificed their lives in the cause of freedom. There is an obelisk inside the park.

The park was oval in shape, and was enclosed with iron railing. In the past, four British canons, embedded in earth marked the boundary of the former clubhouse, but these canons were later taken out and installed inside the park. In Taylor’s time, the neighborhood had a different appearance. At the junction of busy old town streets there was a small open small space in the form of a square and with a circular garden in its centre.

In the vicinity of this square, and along the bank of the river to the distance of half a mile, were situated the English Factory, St Thomas’ Church, Government Collegiate School, Mitford hospital, and many houses of the European residents. The park was renamed Bahadur Shah Park in memory of the last Mughal emperor during whose time the mutiny took place. In the 1960s, Dhaka City Corporation renovated the park and converted it to a memorial in honor of the martyrs in the struggle for freedom.”

The entire park in a brief:

  • Two entrances
  • Plenty of tall trees
  • A tall memorial at the eastern side
  • An obelisk which commemorates the ascending of the throne of Queen Victoria as Empress of India and British Empire
  • Another magnificent sculpture at the western part
  • An octagonal fountain in the middle of a star-shaped fountain in the park
  • Toilets

About Bahadur Shah Zafar:
Birth: 24 october 1775
Death: 7 november 1862
Reign Period: 1837-1857
Notes: Deposed by the British and exiled to Burma following the Great Mutiny
Mother: Lalbai Father::Akbar Shah
Burial: 7 November 1862 Rangoon, Burma, British Raj .
Heir: Four wives. Six sons,3 or 4 daughter,
Occupation: Mughal emperor; Urdu Poet
Zafar Mahal in Mehrauli, a locality of Delhi. Last remains for Mughal Empire

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