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Gedu Mia's Mosque

"Gedu Mia's Maszid" is the pride of place for the minority Muslims of Tripura. This imposing ‘Maszid’, located in Shibnagar area of Agartala bears testimony to the devotion and piety of a remarkable individual.

Gedu Mia, the founder of the ‘Maszid’, had commenced his eventful career as a humble ‘Mahut’ (elephant driver) and then became a motor garage worker and a driver. But Gedu Mia’s stars smiled on him late in life when he bagged a lucrative contract of Rs 7 lakhs from Tripura’s last princely ruler Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya (1923-1947) for construction of an airport in Narsingarh area, northeast of Agartala town in the year 1942. He accomplished his task and made a huge profit, a part of which went into building this mosque at Shibnagar. Built of imported white marble stones, this exquisitely beautiful mosque is endowed with a large number of minarets, towers and art works on doors, fronted by a sprawling green space for religious congregations including weekly ‘Jumma Namaz’.

Location: Agartala
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