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Historic charm of Panam Nagar gets lost in tangle of wires

Panam Nagar, an ancient historic city of what used to be Sonargaon and now lies in Narayanganj, is being robbed of its appeal and charm in the face of the authorities’ stubborn negligence.

 

As if to add insult to injury, the unseemly mess of overhead wiring has now reared its ugly head in the once-stately surroundings that used to stand out for its outstanding architecture and astonishing design.

 

Many of the historic buildings were built centuries ago during the rule of the Baro Bhuiyans, the warrior chiefs and zamindars who once ruled over the region.

 

It covered 20 km area of Sonargaon. Panam Nagar, or City, is still one of the most visited tourist spots in Bangaladesh.

 

As the capital of the fifteenth-century Bengal ruler Isa Khan, and once an important trading and political center, Sonargaon boasts architecture of the Sultanate, Mughal, and colonial periods.

 

Threats to the site also include flooding, vandalism, unauthorized occupation, illegal development etc.

 

A UNB photojournalist grabbed photos of the current state of Panam City on Saturday.

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh