Sublimated by the restoration works which, throughout 2018, under the leadership of the Bangladeshi architect Abu Sayeed M Ahmed, have made it a jewel of Islamic heritage in Southeast Asia, the Doleshwar Hanafia Jame mosque is stands more than ever proudly in its green setting.
It has, in fact, been distinguished by the prestigious “Prize of Merit” that Unesco has been awarding, for almost 20 years, to buildings of fine craftsmanship and adorned with virtues. (see video below)
Built in 1868 by Daroga Aminuddin Ahmed, in Keraniganj, on the outskirts of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, the Daroga Masjid, refreshed, modernized and consolidated, has had a facelift keeping its main infrastructure intact. the work won over a jury of internationally renowned experts: the one who makes up the UNESCO-Asia-Pacific awards program for the conservation of cultural heritage.
Rewarded for its successful renovation, with a special mention for its choice of environmentally friendly materials, the Doleshwar Hanafia Jame mosque, whose first guardian was the son of its historic builder, is magnified by this beautiful mark of recognition.