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
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.).
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, offerings and
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
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.