Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) Fort, Karnataka and the largest cannon (Bara Gazi Toph) - Will the State Govt. protect them?

 Gulbarga fort, KA .alamy.com

 Gulbarga fort, KA google.com

Arches in the Jama Masjid, Gulbarga fort, KA en.wikipedia.org

Gulbarga Fort, Karnataka. en.wikipedia.org

Located in Kalaburagi (formerly Gulbarga) in the Kalaburagi district of North Karnataka, Gulbarga ( Kalaburagi)  fort was originally constructed by a Hindu king Raja Gulchand  of Warangal Kakatiyas in the 12th century and was fortified in the 14th century by Al-ud-din Hasan Bahman Shah  of the Bahmani dynasty.  It was built to commemorate the establishment of the dynastic rule of the Bahmani kingdom at Kalaburagi fort between 1327 and 1424. Till 1424   it remained the capital of the Bahmani Kingdom and  the capital was shifted to Bidar, Karnataka as the region had  better climatic conditions.

Known for its double fortification with  15 towers mounted with 26 guns, a 30 feet (9.1 m) wide moat surrounds the fort. Highly fortified each gun located inside the fort is powerful to defend the fort and is 8 metres (26 ft) long and is still well preserved. The fort covers an area of 0.5 acres (0.20 ha) and periphery length of 3 kilometres (1.9 mi).  .It is said that the Bahmani Sultanate claimed lineage of the Sasanians and the motifs on their buildings, particularly the crowns of the arches that they built depicted an emblem of the crescent and occasionally a disk that was closely reminiscent of the crowns of the Sassanian emperors. Many religious or secular buildings in the fort area depict this emblem.

World's largest Cannon (Bara Gazi Toph), Gulbarga:

29ft cannon Gulbarga Fort, Karnataka

Largest cannon, Gulburga,fort, KAkalaburagi.nic.in

largest cannon in the world tripoto.com/

The Bara Gazi cannon,  as it is called  is presumably the largest cannon in the world located atop the 14th century fort in Gulbarga, North Karnataka. .According to Mohammad Ayazuddin Patel, national award-winning artist and history buff,  who studied the cannon in 2016  said that the cannon mounted on the fort was 32-feet in length, with a circumference of 7.6 ft.and is said to be the largest cannon in the world. Till then, the largest cannon measured only 23 ft.  Historians and heritage lovers, since its discovery have been crying hoarse that   the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the State Archaeology Department have never got out of their slumber  and failed to  undertake detailed study  on is origin, chemical composition, firing power. Negligence galore, the largest and deadliest cannon in the world within the confines of  the fort in Gulbarga has to be paid due attention it deserves. It is the responsibility of the ASI to protect this historical cannon  and take steps to recognize it as one of the longest cannons in the world. It is not properly barricaded, so trespassing by  the ant-social people may ruin the surroundings. A proper roof-cover is a must to protect the cannon from harsh weather conditions.

It id good to know that three of the longest cannons in the world are in India and it is worth mentioning that the Gulbarga cannon is 29 feet long, Nizamabad cannon is 23 feet and Jaipur cannon is 20.2 feet.