Feb 4, 2007

Chor Bazaar

Chor Bazaar literally means thieves market. It is situated near Bhendi Bazaar.

When Queen Victoria visited Bombay, a violin went missing from her luggage. It was found later at one of the stalls in Mutton Street which is today's Chor Bazaar. But that's how the area got its name. The shops here have been owned by nearly five generations of families.

What started as a place to trade stolen and second hand goods has now become a bargain place for antiques and old spare parts. Antiques and furniture used in the movie Mughal-e-Azam were hired from this place in the 1950s.