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Close to the banks of the Ganges, in Patna, stands the Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, a unique repository of about 21000 Oriental manuscripts and 2.89 lakh printed books. Though founded earlier, it was opened for public in October, 1891 by the illustrious son of Bihar Khan Bahadur Khuda Bakhsh with 4,000 manuscripts, of which he inherited 1,400 from his father Maulvi Mohammed Bakhsh. Khuda Bakhsh Khan donated his entire personal collection to the people of Patna by a deed of trust. Acknowledging the immense historical and intellectual value of its rich and valued collection, Government of India declared the Library an Institution of National Importance by an act of Parliament in 1969. The Library is now fully funded by the Ministry of Culture (Government of India).
|Address:||Ashok Rajpath, Patna – 800004|
|Institution Head:||Dr. Shayesta Bedar, Director|
|Hours:||9:30 am to 5:00 pm|
|Phone:||(0612) - 2371507|