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Was The Red Fort Always Red?

By on October 12, 2017

Was The Red Fort Always Red?

 

As we all know, on August 15, the Indian tricolor flag is hoisted on Red Fort of Delhi. The Red Fort was built by Shah Jahan as his royal palace. Where he lived with all his Queens. Today I will tell you some things about the Red Fort, which will surprise you. The Red Fort was first made of white stones. Limestone has been used in some parts of this fort. After capturing Bahadur Shah, the Britishers had made it their office. And later this became an integral part of the British rule in India. When the white stone of Fort started began to worsen, and then the Britishers painted the fort with red color. And gave it the name of the Red Fort. Slowly people of India also adopted it as Red Fort. This fort was known before as the name of Qila-e-Mubarak. This fort was constructed when the Shah Jahan shifted its capital from Agra to Delhi. Construction of this fort began in 1638 and ended 10 years later in 1648. The world’s most valuable diamond Kohinoor was part of the kingdom of Shah Jahan. Shah Jahan used to wear this diamond in his crown, before sitting in Diwan-i-Khas (Private audience place). After defeating Bahadur Shah, the Britishers had kept him as a prisoner in this fort. And later the Britishers sent Bahadur Shah to Rangoon (now Myanmar) jail. In this fort, two sons of Bahadur Shah were shot and killed. Shah Jahan’s character was very colorful. Shah Jahan had 6 wives and more than 5000 mistresses. All the women lived in the Red Fort with Shah Jahan. Shah Jahan always lived near the Khas Mahal. So that he can intercourse with different women daily. Delhi gate and the Lahore gate are the two gates of the Red Fort. Lahore was the favorite place of Shah Jahan, that’s why the name of a gate was Lahore.

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