The beautiful CHARMINAR of Hyderabad has a near similar looking building in Karachi’s locality called Bahadurabad.
I would not call it a replica as it certainly does not conform to the EXACT dimensions of the Qutub Shahi monument standing tall and proud in the city of Hyderabad Deccan in India.The “minars” are way too short and the building itself does not look an exact square.If you observe the two photos,posted below you may be able to detect many differences but all the same it is the thought and the love of those who made it that counts.
I appreciate the endeavour of the people of Hyderabad who migrated to Pakistan post 1948 but just wish that more stress was laid on the fact that the most beautiful building in the world is made to some great specifications and symmetry, where mathematics and art come together to reflect the perfection that existed in that by-gone century. The naming of the locality as Bahadurabad, in which this building is made, also reflects the feelings of those who left their home-land after the curse of the Indian Invasion and end of the Asaf Jahi rule.
This building in Karachi has been featured in the world’s best “round abouts.”I have placed the video below the photos.
THANKS :Bakhtyar Kaoosji