‘Kala Ghoda’ returns home
Kala Ghoda- Not really. The well known area which lies between
Fort’s Jehangir Art gallery and David Sassoon Library - known as ‘Kala Ghoda’ - has been devoid of the statue of the black horse which stood there since the British Raj, for years. A replica of the original is making its way back to its pedestal now.
The original Kala Ghoda which stood proud in the square at the junction of Rhythm House and Jehangir gallery was shifted to the precincts of the Bhau Daji Lad museum years ago. Now, the BMC is planning to set up a replica of the iconic statue in the ‘Kala Ghoda’ area. The Kala Ghoda Association will be erecting the 12 feet tall statue which is designed by an architect Alfaz Miller. All these years, this place was used as a parking lot but now the ‘Kala Ghoda’ will stand true to its name. According to the association, this statue will not hamper the passing traffic.