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(The Architect of Mt. Mary Church at Bandra, the first non-Hindu commissioned to construct a Catholic establishment in this part of the country).

The architect of Mount Mary's church was a Bombay architect, Shahpoorjee Chandabhoy. The Basilica was rebuilt in 1904 at a cost of Rs. 1 lakh. This was the first time a non-catholic was being asked to build a church. It was built to serve the garrison posted at Castella de Aguada, the fort at Land's End road. It was destroyed in a fire in 1739 and rebuilt in 1761, the year marking the beginning of the great Bandra fest, as it is celebrated today.