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Amir Mahal

November 3, 2021
Mirza Firuz Shah
Architectural and Building
Shah Alam II 1759–1806

Amir Mahal



Amir Mahal is situated in Chennai and is one of the oldest and most attractive palaces This greatest attraction of Chennai is located in the Royapettah of the city. The architecture of this residency is in accordance with the Indo-Saracenic technique. The Nawab used to live in this palace till 1876. Presently, the heirs of Nawab are living here along with his three brothers. Amir Mahal, Chennai was established in 1798. It was established by the British East India Company. A long time ago, the Nawab of Arcot used to live in Shadi Mahal. But because of some reason, the British Government offer a new palace for Nawab as according to them, Shadi Mahal was not a suitable palace for them. The Police-court is converted to a palace by Robert Chrisholm. Thereby, the Nawab started to live in Amir Mahal in 1876. Nowadays, His Highness Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali Azim Jah is living here with his family. There are about 80 rooms in the palace where about more than 500 people are living.


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Very good information.


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