Varanasi Doctor Makes Passionate Plea To Save Historic Raja Chet Singh Fort
Varanasi, Oct 3 (TNA) A Varanasi doctor has made a fervent appeal to the government of India to save a heritage building - the Raja Chet Singh Fort, situated on the banks of the river Ganga.
Sharing a photo of the dilapidated fort, which, he informs, was where the first regiment of Indian army-the Presidential Body Guards (PBG) was established, Vijay Nath Mishra has appealed both to the president of India, Ram Nath Kovind and union defence minister to help in saving the structure.
In a tweet, he has further said that the “fort is in precarious state and few minarets have fallen too” with an appeal to “please save this great monument”.
Mishra’s bio on the micro-blogging site Twitter says he is a professor of neurology and former medical superintendent at the SS hospital, BHU. The fort was built by the second ruler of the Benares Estate Raja Chet Singh in the 17th century. It has three Shiva temples and on the south it has a temple dedicated to Goddess Saraswati.