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Aasfi Imambara

Asafi Imambara

In the year 1773 the to-be Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula decided to shift his capital from Faizabad to Lucknow on a whim. He didn't get along with his mother and so decided to move out. At the time a famine had broken out in and around the city of Lucknow because of a severe drought. It is said that the people of Lucknow were very friendly but also very proud and would not acceptalms.So the Nawab began the construction of an Imambara which would provideemployment to the masses and they could work for a living.