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Haji Ali Dargah  Mumbai

The mosque was built in 1431 in memory of a rich Muslim merchant, Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, who gave all his possessions to the poor before beginning their pilgrimage to Mecca . Hailing from Bukhara , in the ancient Persian Empire and now in Uzbekistan , Bukhari had traveled extensively among the Muslim countries of the fifteenth century, before settling in Bombay.

Located on a tiny islet just 500 meters from the coast at Lala Lajpatrai Marg near the heart of Mumbai it is reached over a stone causeway at low tide, or by boat at high tide.

Kipling Connection

Crawford Market shares an interesting connection with that great great representative of the British Empire in India, Mr Kipling. But not as you might have though, the author and journalist Rudyard Kipling, but his father John Lockwood Kipling.

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