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MasjidMubarakBegum

MasjidMubarakBegum , or R**** Ki Masjid. Built in 1823, the Mosque was Named after one of the 13 wives of SirDavidOchterlony , Delhi’s first British Resident, who was known for his passion for Nautch Girls, Hukkas and Indian Costumes. MubarakBegum, a Brahmin Dancing girl from Pune, was a convert to Islam. Besides being the favourite wife (some say she was just a mistress) of Sir Ochterlony, It is not clear if the Mosque was commissioned by Mubarak Begum or was built in her honour. It’s crudely nicknamed R**** ki Masjid LalKuan olddelhi DelhiHeritage Monument DelhiSecret
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