- Standing tall opposite the Oval Maidan in the midst of the gardens of Mumbai University, the Rajabai Clock Tower is one of Mumbai's outstanding landmarks. Believed to have been inspired by Giotto's Campanile in Florence and the Big Ben in London, the five storied 280 feet tall tower was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and completed in 1878. Look closely, and you'll spy eight statues which represent the Indian castes. The tower was named after 'Rajabai', the mother of Premchand Roychand, a broker who funded the construction. The Rajabai Clock Tower has housed the University's library, a vast repository of rare manuscripts. The clock tower is also reported to have played 16 tunes including Rule Britannia.
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