Rajabai Clock Tower & University Bombay, 1900 Postcard

rajabai clock tower & university bombay

An old 1900 postcard of Rajabai Clock Tower and the University Library in Bombay (Mumbai). Viewed from the nearby famous Watson’s Hotel. The University of  Bombay or Mumbai was established by the British in 1857. Later a gothic-style building was constructed for the University. Sir Gilbert Scott, a British architect designed all three buildings.

With a generous donation from Sir Cowasji Readymoney, the grand Convocation Hall was completed in 1874. Cowasji was an industrialist and philanthropist of Bombay. The 280-foot Rajabai Clock Tower along with the library was completed in 1878. Funded by another philanthropist and well-known banker Premchand Roychand.

He suggested the name Rajabai Clock Tower in memory of his mother. Read more about Timeless Heritage.

Did you know- The Rajabai Clock Tower had once sixteen tunes. And during the British Raj days, it played- Rule Britannia, God Save the King, Home Sweet Home, and A Handel Symphony. The tunes changed four times a day.

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