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Nakhoda Masjid is the principalmosqueofKolkata,India, in the Chitpur area of theBurrabazarbusiness district in Central Kolkata, at the intersection of Zakariya Street and Chitpur Road, renamed Rabindra Sarani.
The mosque was built as an imitation of the mausoleum ofMughalEmperorAkbaratSikandra, AgrabyKutchi Memon Jamat, a small community ofSunniMuslimcommunity fromKutch.Abdur Rahim Osman, a leader of the Kutchi Memon Jama'at, who funded the building was a shipping prince: The mosque was named Nakhoda meaning Mariner.The foundation stone was laid on 11 September 1926. The total cost incurred for the construction was 1,500,000Indian rupeesin 1926.
Chitpur, one of the oldest and busiest areas of the city, has existed for at least 400 years.
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