Murshidabad was the erstwhile capital of the Bengal Subah – the wealthiest province of the Mughal era. It’s flourishing seventy years of opulence came to an end when the British East India Company moved the capital to Kolkata. The city gradually lost its importance. Today this historic city is lost in the crammed modern outgrowth, what remains is the silent testimonial of its predecessor’s glory and misdeed. I share a story of this city built by the Nawabs of Bengal.