Thursday, December 15, 2005

Raja Subodh Mullick’s once palatial house

Heritage house entangled in legal web Statesman News Service KOLKATA, April 27, 2003 — Another case of playing the blame game while heritage crumbles to the ground — that approximately sums up the conservation saga of Raja Subodh Mullick’s once palatial house at 12, Raja Subodh Mullick Square near Wellington. The giant three-storied structure lies in a shambles, bearing the status of a disputed property. A tablet put up near the entrance by Calcutta University, which is in possession of the building, says that Sri Aurobindo usually resided in the building when he was in Calcutta, up to 1907, as a guest of Raja Subodh Mullick. The building, now bearing the look of a haunted house, is said to have boasted of intricately designed interiors and French paintings, among other expensive furniture.

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