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Rebirth of Rashtrapati Bhavan

  • Rashtrapati Bhavan, Durbar Hall, Buddha, Pranab Mukherjee

    The Rashtrapati Bhavan's grand bronze doors open frequently now for functions in the Durbar Hall, located under the Dome.

  • Rashtrapati Bhavan, Durbar Hall, Buddha, Pranab Mukherjee

    The regal Durbar Hall had fallen into disuse, but has been fully refurbished. The 5th century Standing Buddha is perfectly aligned with the India Gate arch.

  • Rashtrapati Bhavan, Durbar Hall, Buddha, Pranab Mukherjee

    The reorganised and expanded Library now shows off its striking marble floor centred by a swastika.

  • Rashtrapati Bhavan, Durbar Hall, Buddha, Pranab Mukherjee

    The old viceroy's bed has disappeared from the Dwarka Suite, which can once again be used by visiting heads of state.

  • Rashtrapati Bhavan, Durbar Hall, Buddha, Pranab Mukherjee

    President Pranab Mukherjee in the Study, one of 14 State Rooms in the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The gold table was designed by Lutyens.

  • Rashtrapati Bhavan, Durbar Hall, Buddha, Pranab Mukherjee

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the refurbished State Corridor, with the President's secretary Omita Paul, during a tour of Rashtrapati Bhavan. The gold table on right is probably Lutyens'.

  • Rashtrapati Bhavan, Durbar Hall, Buddha, Pranab Mukherjee

    The President's Bodyguard at the Changing the Guard ceremony.

  • Rashtrapati Bhavan, Durbar Hall, Buddha, Pranab Mukherjee

    Lutyens' bust, table, architectural plans, furniture designs, pastels and spectacles are on display at the new museum.

  • Rashtrapati Bhavan, Durbar Hall, Buddha, Pranab Mukherjee

    Mountbatten announces the Partition plan to Nehru, Jinnah and other leaders. The painting of Robert Clive, probably 19th century, was recovered from an estate office.

  • Rashtrapati Bhavan, Durbar Hall, Buddha, Pranab Mukherjee

    Over one lakh people visited the Rashtrapati Bhavan building in the second year of Mukherjee's Presidency.

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