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Desi Big Ben

23rd November 2006 :: Desi Big Ben

This is Rajabai Tower located in Bombay University right next to the Bombay High Court. Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, an English architect it is modelled, quite visibally, on Big Ben. Funded by Premchand Roychand the founder of Bombay Stock Exchange on the condition that it be named after her mother, it was completed 1878. Right in front of this is the famous oval ground where on a Sunday an average of 50 cricket matches are played simultaneously with pitches crossing each other and fielders having a hard time keeping a track of which ball is theirs.