Jehangir Kothari Parade


Jehangir Kothari Parade (Urdu: جهانگیر کوٹهاری پریڈ ‎) is a promenade built on land donated by Seth Jehangir Hormusji Kothari to the city of Karachi in 1919.[1]

Jehangir Kothari Parade
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Jehangir Kothari Parade and Pavilion
Used for those deceased 10 February 1919 -
Established5 January 1920.

It is situated on a hilltop in Karachi|Clifton]] area of the Seaview Beach on the Arabian Sea Jehangir kothari was built in 1919 and opened to Karachi public in 1920. [2] There are two structures: the Promenade Pavilion and the Pier of the complex (elevated sandstone public walkway) which is named after Lady Lloyd, wife of then Governor of Bombay Sir George Lloyd.[3] This is evident in the marble plaque embedded in the pier wall that reads, "Lady Lloyd Pier".[3]

ConstructionEdit

Inspired by Lady Lloyd, this promenade pier and pavilion was constructed at a cost of approximately British-Indian Rupees 300,000, and was donated to the people of Karachi by Jahangir Hormusji Kothari. The pavilion structure was inaugurated by Lady Lloyd on 5 January 1920 while the pier was inaugurated on 21 March 1921.[3]

RenovationEdit

In June 2005, City District Government Karachi extensive renovation work of the promenade pier and pavilion. The project covered the surrounding large area on both sides of Lady Lloyd Pier and after some delays, the project was finally inaugurated on February 27, 2007 by the [[President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf. The finished project became Pakistan's largest park, Bagh Ibne Qasim. It was constructed on 130 acres of land around the pier and the newly formed park was named as Bagh Ibne Qasim in memory of the 8th century Arab Muslim conqueror Muhammad Bin Qasim.[4]

The park consists of extensive lighting, pathways and green spaces. The Lady Loyd Pier runs down the middle of the park. 'Bin Qasim' park - as it is referred to by locals - shares the vicinity with another park, called 'Beach Park'. This park is spread over an area of 47 acres and has been constructed along the city's coastal driveway on the South.[5] The shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi is situated close by.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKCpTUTD0qI, Videoclip of Jehangir Kothari Parade on YouTube, Retrieved 31 July 2016
  2. ^ Details about Jehangir Kothari Parade and Lady Lloyd Pier in Karachi by Iconic Explorer Hussain
  3. ^ a b c "Hit parade". 18 October 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  4. ^ "KARACHI: President vows two islands project will continue: Bagh Ibne Qasim inaugurated". 28 February 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  5. ^ "KARACHI: Beach Park opening today". 12 December 2005. Retrieved 1 August 2016.

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Coordinates: 24°48′49″N 67°01′33″E / 24.8136°N 67.0258°E / 24.8136; 67.0258