Rizwan Castle, Patna is a historic place situated near dakbanglow, patna. this fort had hosted many important guest in 1921 historic congress session held in Patna. owner of this fort
Sayeed hasan imam was famous layer and freedom fighter in his time
Rizwan Castle looks like fort but it is not build on height nor have ladder to climb. there is no dome to guard the fort nor a place for watchman.
This is a palace which is build in gothic architecture. portico is built in center. windows is of gothic style, cross is also built above windows.
There is a water tower in compound of this palace. Plants have grown in portico and walls of this castle. Structure of this building is neither completely European nor Indian style.
History Of Rizwan Castle
It was built in early of 20th century on the land which was belong to famous freedom fighter Maulana Mazharul Haque which was brought by Syed Imam Hassan. He was an eminent lawyer. Then there was a building built up to the plinth level. He changed the structure in British Scottish style
It is built in Gothis style but it doesn’t have lake around it or stiff ladder to climb. There is no dome to guard the fort nor a place for watchman. But there is a place for the watchman between portico and two stairs in North and South direction in the main building.In the centre of building there is a portico in Gothis style. There are two sharp arches one in left side and other is in right side in front of portico. Windows in the hall and every living room are covered in Gothis style and cross marks are made on them.This type of Windows are in every part of the building. The backside of building is almost resemble to frontside of building.There is a water tower in front of building. Famous Indo-British architecturer Philip Devis was once visited to Patna for its research.He wrote about it in his book British architecture in India 1660-1947. There is splendid building in the outskirt of patna at Bankipore which is neither in European nor Indian architecture.As Per Wikipedia
Now at present a unit of bihar police resides in Rizwan Castle. pigs and dogs walk in this corridor. this historic palace is in pathetic condition and waiting for revival. this castle is a perfect example of apathy of Government.
you can see clearly in below picture that condition of this historical building is more severe and desperately need some attention.
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