Crash of Taj Mahal chandelier prompts ASI probe
A 60-kg British-era copper chandelier at the main entrance of 17th century
A probe under
AdvertisementThough there was no official word as to what caused the chandelier to fall, the sources said it probably came down due to "aging and wear and tear".
"Luckily, there was no one around or else it would have resulted in a major tragedy," a tourist guide Ved Gautam said.
On Thursday, Agra ASI chief
Meanwhile, some tourist guides have accused the ASI officials of "gross negligence" and questioned their expertise in handling the monument's artifacts.
The six-feet high and four-feet wide chandelier was gifted by Lord Curzon and installed at the Royal Gate of Taj Mahal in 1905.
(Image credits: Indiatimes)
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