The Masjid India (GPS: 3.15163, 101.69638) is an Indian Muslim mosque in Little India, Kuala Lumpur. It was officiated by the Sultan of Selangor in 1966, although there had been a mosque on that site since 1859.1
The original mosque was in fact a Malay mosque, Masjid Kampung Melaka. It was built by an Encik Baki, who was the father-in-law of Haji Abdullah Hukum. Over time, as Kuala Lumpur developed, the area was settled by Indian Muslims in increasing numbers, and their patronage of the mosque as their place of worship changed its character. As such, it also underwent a number of name changes, to Masjid Keling, Masjid Chulia and Masjid India Selatan.
Masjid India was built through private donations collected from the Indian Muslim community. The road in front of the mosque was originally called Dickson Street, but was renamed Jalan Masjid India after the mosque.
Masjid India can accommodate over three thousand worshippers. The first floor is designated for men, while the second is reserved for women. Located just outside Masjid India is a covered mall and flea market which gives a glimpse of the daily business of the Indian Muslim community.
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