Who builds the red fort of Delhi?

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Harsh kumar srivastava asked 07-Jan-2018 in General Knowledge by Harsh kumar srivastava

Who builds the red fort of Delhi?

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Anonymous User answered 19-Jun-2019 by Anonymous User

The Red Fort of Lal Qila of Delhi was built by the fifth Mughal Emperor “Shah Jahan” in 1648 as the palace of his fortified capital Shahjahanabad (Delhi).

Who builds the red fort of Delhi?

The fort is located at Old Delhi and as build as the main residence of Mughal Emperor. The total area cover of Red Fort including the whole compound is of 254.67 acres. The Architectural Style of the monument is based on Mughal and Indo-Islamic style. The fort is built at the bank of river Yamuna, and it took about more than 8 years of time to build the magnificent fort. The fort has been used as the royal residence of the Mughal emperors from the period of 1648 to 1857.
The Architect of this magnificent monument is Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. Currently, the monument attains the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Red Fort was the residence of Mughal emperors for about 200 years, till 1857 the British took control over the monument after the Sepoy Mutiny.
In modern times, the fort holds its importance for not only the people of India as well as the Indian Prime Minister who deliver their Independence Day speech from the fort, every year on August 15. However, many priceless possessions during the Mughal Period like the Koh-I-Noor diamond, the crown of Bahadur Shah and the wine cup of Shah Jahan were sent to the British government after British took over the country under them. After the Independence of India, the Indian Army occupied a major part of the fort before handing it over to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for fulfilling the purpose of restoration of the monument.