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Teen Murti Bhavan

The Teen Murti Bhavan in Delhi, India, housed the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. It was designed by Robert Tor Russel, the architect of Connaught Place and of the Eastern and Western Courts on Janpath. The Bhavan was originally known as Flagstaff House and was the residence of the Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces in India. However, after Independence (1947) the house was taken over as the residence of the Prime Minister. On Nehru's death, the house was converted into a national memorial comprising a library and a museum. The library is one of the finest ones for information on modern Indian history. The house gets its name from the Teen Murti ("three statues") Memorial, which stands on the road junction in front of its extensive grounds. The memorial was built in memory of the Indian soldiers who perished in World War I. The Bhavan is closed to the public on Mondays and on all public holidays. Nehru Planetarium is situated in Teen Murti House. It was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister, Smt.Indira Gandhi, on February 6th,1984. The planetarium's sky theater is used for screening shows and as a gallery.

Address - Teen Murti Marg, New Delhi Phone - +91-11-23016350 Shows - 11.30 am & 3 pm

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