One of the most beautiful and a big tourist attraction of South Mumbai is the Rajabai Clock Tower. Nestled between the High Court and the Mumbai University buildings and facing the Oval maidan it stands at a height of 85mts (280 ft.) Designed by English architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott, its design was based on the model of the Big Ben, the clock tower in the United Kingdom. Interestingly due to this fact the tower is, in humour, called the Big Ben of Mumbai among the localities. The foundation stone of the tower was laid on 1st March 1869 and the construction of the tower was completed in November 1878. Premchand Roychand, who was a prosperous broker and also the founder of the Bombay Stock Exchange, paid the entire construction cost, which was approximately about 2 Lakhs. His only condition was that the tower must be named after his mother Rajabai. Rajabai was blind and a stringent follower of Jainism. According to Jain traditions and customs she used to have her dinner before sunset. The evening bell of the tower helped her know the time without taking anyone’s help.