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Mohatta Palace, one of Karachi's most famous landmarks

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Mohatta Palace, one of Karachi's most famous landmarks
Photo by Aliraza Khatri © 2007
As Aliraza Khatri describes it, in the late 1920s Shivratan Mohatta, an ambitious businessman from Marwar, commissioned the architect Ahmed Hussein Agha to design a Rajput palace in Karachi. The palace was to be located in the prestigious locale of Clifton and serve as a summer home for the Mohatta family. Agha built a spectacular summer palace in the tradition of stone palaces in Rajasthan, using pink Jodhpur stone in combination with fine yellow local stone from Gizri.

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