Nov 02

Aga Khan Palace , Kasturba Gandhi Memorial on Nagar Road, Pune

Aga Khan Palace , Kasturba Gandhi Memorial on Nagar Road, Pune

The Aga Khan palace, also known as the Gandhi National Memorial, ¬†was on the list of places to visit for more than a year, but somehow the proximity to our house meant that we always pushed it for a later date. Finally, we did visit the place , coincidentally, on Oct 2nd. The Aga Khan palace holds a significant place in our freedom movement. After the start of the Quit India movement, Gandhi, his wife Kasturba and Gandhi’s secretary Mahadevbhai Desai were under house arrest in Aga Khan palace for nearly 2 years.

Aga Khan Palace , Kasturba Gandhi Memorial on Nagar Road, Pune

The rooms in which Gandhi and his wife stayed during the two years have been converted into a musuem. Many of the articles used by Gandhi are on display. Also, on display are many rare photographs taken at that time.

Aga Khan Palace , Kasturba Gandhi Memorial on Nagar Road, Pune

Aga Khan Palace , Kasturba Gandhi Memorial on Nagar Road, Pune

As it was October 2nd, there were many schools that had brought their students for a tour of the place. The rooms and the gardens were decked up for the occasion.

Aga Khan Palace , Kasturba Gandhi Memorial on Nagar Road, Pune

Aga Khan Palace , Kasturba Gandhi Memorial on Nagar Road, Pune

In the 2 yrs they were here, Kasturba breathed her last. A small samadhi has also been made next to the palace for Kasturba Gandhi.

Aga Khan Palace , Kasturba Gandhi Memorial on Nagar Road, Pune

Btw, the guy below is Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III. He was the one who built the Aga Khan Palace in 1892

Aga Khan Palace , Kasturba Gandhi Memorial on Nagar Road, Pune

written by Rajaram S



One Response to “Kasturba Gandhi Memorial at Aga Khan Palace”

  1. 1. Ali Ladiwala Says:

    Dear Concern,
    The COMMENT STATED AS:
    Btw, the guy below is Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III. He was the one who built the Aga Khan Palace in 1892

    Should be rectified in more respectful manner as he is not a guy he is Prince Highness…
    would be oblige if the Terms are used respectfully..

    Thanks and Regards,
    Ali Ladiwala
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