Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Osmani Uddyan, Sadarghater Kaman and Nimtali

Nimtali gate - built by City Corp, marking the palaces of the naib-nazim (Deputy-Governor) of Dhaka Province in 18th century in the Nimtali ward (previously Bagh-e Musa) and popularly called the Nimtali Kuthi (Nimtali Palace). All have disappeared over time, but only one gateway (Nimtali Deuri) of the palace still remains behind the Asiatic Society building in dilapidated condition.

Mir Jumla's cannon Bibi Mariam in Osmani Uddyan

For detail see Mir Jumla's cannon-Bibi Mariam

Bibi Mariam in front of Gulistan cinema, DIT Avenue, in late '50s

Bibi Mariam moved to Chawkbazar from Swarighat Dhaka (1880 AD)

Sculpture work of Mrinal Hoque recently opened at Nimtali square

Osmani Uddyan view

Dhakai horses grazing freely inside park

City Corporation Bldg. (Nagar bhaban), Ramna seen from the Uddyan

View of Bangladesh Secretariat, north of park

Osmani Memorial Hall
Peer Yemeni Dargah and Minaret of Baitul Mukarram Masjid

Peer Yemeni market and Eunos Tower at Motijheel

Dhakai Tomtom in new design

See more on Mir Jumla's Kaman: Bibi Marium


rumi said...

Photo news of the walkathon commemorating the 400 yr anniversary of Dhaka would be appropriate. news appeared at

Anonymous said...

Amazing pictures!

Shireen said...

Thanks for the beautiful pictures. Loved the black and white ones too.

Ershad bhai,in the 7th picture, what are the buildings on the right and left hand side (mosque shaped).

Ershad Ahmed said...

On the left is the famous Shahi Masjid, Chawkbazar built by Subahdar Shaishta Khan in 1676 AD. It underwent renovation and expansion during last century. Have full view of the Masjid in post 'Dhaka throuh the ages' at

The old 'Ketabpatti' market below the masjid has moved on to one side. The other masjid seen on right of cannon became extinct long ago.

The area in the pic west of 2 Masjids is known as 'Churihatta' a place once well-known throughout subcontinent for its high quality colourful bangles. There exists a historical Masjid built by Subahdar Shah Shuja son of emperor Shahjahan.