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)