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SHOCKING: Indore heritage icon Rajwada's rooms collapse

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Senior Correspondent

BHOPAL: Rajwada, the heritage pride of Indore, suffered major damage as two of its rooms collapsed on Monday.

The incident has shocked people in Indore, who identify themselves with the historic structure that was built during the reign of Holkar rulers.

The incident shows the abject apathy of the State government as one of the most important monuments of the region, was crumbling but no effort was made to conserve the building. 

First, a parapet fell today. Soon, a room on the first floor collapsed and later under its weight a room on the ground floor also fell. The loss is major as it shows that the 25-year-old building has weakened considerable. 

Rajwada is a seven storey building that was built in 1766. It is an example of Mughal-Maratha architecture, which is unique. It is the most prominent heritage structure of Indore and the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. 

However, the callousness shown towards heritage has resulted in the fall of structures across Madhya Pradesh. In Bhopal too, major structures have been falling apart and are on the verge of ruins. Photo countesy: