Hindu Gymkhana Karachi

Hindu Gymkhana/NAPA building

The NAPA building, which serves today as an Academy of Performing Arts, was formally the Hindu Gymkhana and built in 1925 as a recreational club for the elite Hindus that lived in Karachi before the partition. The building is a prime example of Mughal-Revival architecture and paints a picture of royalty, luxury and artistic mastery. Cupolas and balustrades adorn the building inspired by Akhbar’s Fatehpur Sikhri, while Chattris highlight the influence of Rajastani Palaces.
(From a FaceBook post by Mr. Aminurrehman Chaudhry April 27 2019)


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About Amin H. Karim MD

Graduate of Dow Medical College Class of 1977.
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