Dilapidated Tipu's bungalow in Mulbagal calls for attention

Dilapidated Tipu's bungalow  in Mulbagal calls for attention

Tipu Sultan, the tiger of Mysore, and the undivided Kolar district has a close connection.
Tipu Sultan’s father Hyder Ali was born in Budikote of Bangarpet taluk, while Tipu was born in Devanahalli in 1750.

Anjanadri hill near Mulbagal town is a  important historical fort and was in  prominence during Hoysala, Vijayanagar, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan’s reign.

In Nangli village, Tipu Sultan’s bungalow is in a dilapidated condition. Nangli was the border village of Tipu’s kingdom. To go to the neighbouring Madras province, Tipu had to go through Nangli. After crossing Nangli lies Mugli pass through which one could enter Madras province.
It is perhaps for this reason that Tipu Sultan would have constructed a bungalow in Nangli, the border village of his kingdom.

There was a garden in the vicinity and was known as Lalbagh. However, this garden has now vanished.

“If this bungalow is saved, it will be a landmark heritage”, says researcher, Dr G Shivappa.
This sprawling bungalow is in the middle of Nangli village. No one has come forward to save this bungalow. It was auctioned to one Vokkal Basha Saab, whose three children partitioned it in three, but none of them live here. After one of the sons died during renovation of this bungalow, it was abandoned by the other sons.

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