The structure needed repairs and restoration, however reusing RCC placed
the same challenges in front of the Trustees who wanted to restore the beauty and ambience of the Dargah Sharief as well as ensure the
longevity of the Dargah Sharief buildings.
The Trustees in consultation with
their structural engineers and architects decided to restore the
entire mausoleum in solid pure white marble stone obtained straight from the famous mines of Makrana in Rajasthan (India)
and create a semblance similar to the famous Taj Mahal.
Being a heritage structure and in
the middle of the sea, the Trust had to obtain various permissions from various departments of the government at all
levels in the city, state and center took it's own process.
Work was commenced in 2009 after
obtaining all necessary permissions and clearances. Above are images of the sketch and layout plan
of the proposed structure. On the right are images of the sketch, Glasswork
design of the proposed dome and the work-in progress on the Minaret of the Masjid.
The work is being carried out in a phased manner in
smaller proportions in order to accommodate the thousands of visitors and devotees who come to the shrine everyday and
cause minimal disruption in their paying homage to the revered Saint of Mumbai Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari (R.A.).
The trustees of Haji Ali Dargah Trust make a
humble request and appeal to all visitors, devotees and followers of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari (R.A.) to send in their donations,
contribute towards the magnanimous and missionary task of the renovation, reconstruction and beautification work of
the Dargah of your beloved Saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari (R.A.). And whenever you see it, visit it, or come to hear about it, you
will feel that somewhere in the structure you have left an imprint of your heart and love for your beloved Saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari
(R.A.) and in it will be your impression of the city of Mumbai where many a soul has found home and livelihood.
To send your donations, offerings, please click
here. You may also contribute in general and towards other specific activities carried out by the Trust. To know more about
the Trust and it's activities
please click here.