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25 January 2021 Last Updated at 4:39 pm |
Darbhanga Maharaj grandson decides to restore glory of the fort
Darbhanga, Jan 25 (PTI) After a gap of 59 years, the
Darbhanga Royal family has decided to restore the cultural
value of the majestic Darbhanga Fort also known as ”second Lal
Quila” and planned to unfurl the national flag on the occasion
of the Republic Day on Tuesday.
Despite being an iconic tourist spot, not many people know
that the Darbhanga fort has similar structure like that of
Delhi”s Red Fort due to which it is also called “second Lal
The last ruler of Raj Darbhanga was Maharaja Bahadur Sir
Kameshwar Singh. He died in 1962. His kins stayed abroad and
paid little attention to the monumental fort.
Kumar Kapleswar Singh, grandson of the last Darbhanga king
has now taken initiative to regain the glory of the fort. A
flag hoisting function will be held Tuesday on the occasion of
72nd Republic Day.
The sprawling fort is managed by a trust named after the
Darbhanga Maharaj. Not much attention has been paid all these
years on its upkeep, and now the grandson of the Maharaj, who
lives in Delhi, has taken up the task to revive the historic
The flag will be hoisted on the top of the giant-size
entrance gate of the main fort, around 75 feet above the
Singh said Monday that special iron staircase has been
erected and latest hydraulic equipment procured to reach the
top of the entrance gate for unfurling the national tricolour
on the Republic Day.
Darbhanga Fort was built in the early 20th century by
Darbhanga King Sir Kameshwar Singh. It was once the stately
abode of the Darbhanga Raj family.
The fort symbolises the rich Mithila culture.
It was built up using red bricks and the walls are 1 km
long and 500 meters wide. PTI CORR
Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI
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