Ruttonsee Mulji Jetha Fountain Bombay, Old 1910 Postcard
Old 1910 postcard of the Ruttonsee Mulji Jetha Fountain in Bombay, now Mumbai. The fountain was built in memory of Dharamsi Mulji an only son who died at the age of 15. Commissioned by his grieving father Ruttonsee Mulji a wealthy cotton merchant in 1894. It stands at the crossroads of P D’ Mello Road and Mint Road in South Mumbai. It was also known as New Fountain at one time.
This beautiful soul-stirring memorial was designed by none other than F W Stevens, the architect of Victoria Terminus. The design of the structure is interesting, the sculpture of the boy with a book in hand is right at the top. Just below the sculpture is an onion-domed pavilion, below that the elephant head and animal head spouts. There are also ornamental works depicting various animals and so on. Click on the photo for better view.
See my older post Flora Fountain Mumbai Bombay – Old Print 1891.
Did you know- Ruttonsee Mulji was not only a self-made wealthy cotton merchant but also a philanthropist.
From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#17)., Madras Mowbray’s Road – Old Photo 1902., View Of Bombay From Mazgaon Engraved Print 1845., British India Family With Vintage Car – Old Photo 1925