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Zakir Hussain Memorial Museum

Location: Jamia Millia Islamia, Okhla

Time to Visit: Saturday-Thursday, Friday closed

Preferred Timings: 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Admission Fee: Free and open to all.

Photography charges: nil

How to Reach: Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this museum or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or metro rail.

Nearest Railway Station: Nizamuddin Railway Station

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Functional Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Time required for sightseeing: Approx 30 minutes

Dr. Zakir Hussain Memorial Museum is a small museum cum mausoleum located in Jamia Millia Islamia University campus near Okhla Industrial Estate. Dedicated to Dr. Zakir Hussain, the third President of Indian Republic, the museum contains a wide range of photographs, memorabilia and souvenirs collected during his term as President of India. It houses some of the very personal belongings of the late President apart from his popular collection of geological specimens.

Dr. Zakir Hussain was a great patriot and a secular leader of high intellectual and moral eminence. He was a teacher by profession and throughout his life supported the cause of education in the country, which is marked by his association with Jamia Milia Islamia University, Aligarh Muslim University and many other educational institutions. An eminent educationalist and scholar in true sense; Dr. Hussain was also the recipient of India's highest honor, Bharat Ratna apart from numerous prestigious awards conferred on him.

 

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Kalkaji Temple, Khirki Masjid, Nizamuddin's Shrine and Chirag Dehlvi's Dargah

Nearby Places to Eat

Hotel Park Royal, Karim's, Supper Factory and Salims in Kailash Colony Market, Mc Donald's and sophisticated eating joints in Greater Kailash-1's market, many good food joints in Nehru place including the likes of Nathu's, Domino's Pizza, many good restaurants in Kalkaji Market and C. R. Park markets.

Nearby Shopping Venues

Nehru Place (electronic items), Kalkaji Market and C R Park Market (residential markets), Greater Kailash-1 Market (all types of things especially garments).

Last Updated On: 2011/07/04

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