for Government House
) is the official residence
of the Governor of Madhya Pradesh
. It is located in the capital city of Bhopal
, Madhya Pradesh
. The present governor of Madhya Pradesh is Rameshwar Thakur.
In 1880, Sultan Shah Jahan, Begum of Bhopal
constructed the present Raj Bhavan
as a place of stay for the British officers. It was initially named Lal Kothi
. Thus, 1880 onwards, Lal Kothi
became the official residence of the British Political Agents posted at Bhopal
On 1 June 1949 Bhopal was merged with the Union of India ending the princely rule of 250 years.
The Government of India
appointed an administrative head for Bhopal, called the Chief Commissioner and Lal Kothi
was chosen as the official residence of the Chief Commissioner and was renamed Commissioner House
The Lal Kothi
served as a Commissioner House
from 1 June 1949 to 1 December 1956.
- Formation Madhya Pradesh:
The States Reorganisation Act
of 1956, Bhopal state was integrated into the state of Madhya Pradesh, and Bhopal was declared as its capital.
The Government of India appointed Governors of Madhya Pradesh as the head of the state and Lal Kothi
was one again chosen as the official residence of the Governors of Madhya Pradesh.
The Commissioner House
was renamed as Raj Bhavan. Since then it has served as the official residence of the Governors of Madhya Pradesh.
Built in year 1880 by the Nawab of Bhopal State, Begum Shahjahan
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