Russell Market

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Russell Market, Bangalore Cantonment
The Market in Bangalore - c1880's (Predecessor to the Russell Market), the spire of St. John's can be seen on the top left

Russell Market is a shopping market in Bangalore, built in 1927 by the British and inaugurated in 1933 by Ismail Sait. It is named of the then Municipal commissioner T. B. Russell.[1]


On 26 February 2012, a fire started in the market, in the early hours of Saturday, gutting 123 shops and causing loss of Rs89.2 lakh to the shop owners. Initial investigations reveal that the fire broke out because of short-circuit.[2]