Can you guess which famous place Mumbai is this? Clue 1: It is located in south Mumbai. Clue 2: It was constructed by British engineer Col. James A. Fuller. Still no?
1937: Aerial photo of Bombay High Court by Hassler.— Mumbai Heritage (@mumbaiheritage) August 14, 2016
The Bombay HC bldg was completed in 1878 at cost of Rs.16,44,528 pic.twitter.com/cNEUs6pk4U
It is the ariel view Bombay High Court and the picture was taken in 1937.
The Bombay High Court was inaugurated on August 14, 1862 under the High Courts Act, 1861. Although the name of the city was changed from Bombay to Mumbai in 1995, the Court as an institution did not follow suit and remained as the Bombay High Court until the bill to rename it as Mumbai High Court was approved by the Cabinet on July 5, 2016.
It is one of the oldest High Courts of India with jurisdiction over the states of Maharashtra and Goa, and, the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.