History of The Mahomed Bagh Club is closely interlinked with that of Lucknow, Generations have related MB Club to the grandeur of the city.A peep into various stages of the city’s past brings us to an apt quote – "Lucknow Fida Hum Par Aur Ham Fidaye Lucknow, Kya Hasiyat Aasman Ki Jo Chhuraye Lucknow” [I am all for Lucknow and Lucknow is all for Me. The Heavens have no authority to deprive me of Lucknow]
“Tehzeeb” i.e. the culture of the city is unique & synonymous with “Nazaqat & Nafasat”. 17th century British writers have called it one of the most beautiful & picturesque cities of the world.
Located in the greenest belt of the city, with abundance of natural beauty & wide open areas, the club has maintained its old world dignified charm, while adopting modern facilities over the years, and is one of the best known ‘A’ grade residential clubs, among the traditional clubs that were established by the British who brought the club culture into the country.
Dilkusha pocket of Lucknow had an orchard named Mahomed Bagh. The British Govt after taking over the reigns from East India Company in 1856 established the Lucknow Cantonment – post mutiny, in these surroundings.
Originally the membership at Mahomed Bagh Club Ltd. was open only to Defence Services Officers. In 1947 the club started accepting Civil services officers, Talluqdars, the Feudal class and other prominent citizen as members. The ICS & IPS cadre was granted only Temporary Membership. Gradually more civilian members were inducted.
The British Army formed MB Club into a Company on 04 Feb 1899, limited by guarantee, which now is a Section 8 Company as per Companies Act 2013.
The Cub has maintained its Old World dignified charm, while adopting modern facilities over the years and is one of the best known ‘A’ grade residential clubs, among the traditional clubs that were established by the British, who brought the club culture into the country.
The Management Committee of the MB Club comprises of five serving Defence officers and five civilian Members who are elected every year. The GOC MUPSA who is one of the Members of the Management Committee is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Club.
Facilities include Seven bungalows, Five transit cottages, library, air-conditioned bars, family lounge with TV, party rooms, dining hall, billiards, card rooms, the ballroom, semicircular front lawn, side lawn with Pucca bar and outdoor kitchen at its two ends, tennis courts, a huge marriage lawn cum playing field, swimming pool, squash courts, walkers’ track, children’s play park, staff quarters, florist shop, Cycle Hub etc. Sunday Tambola is held in the air-cooled ballroom and is moved out to the front lawn during winters.
The club has been a venue for quality entertainment in the last over a decade. Fashion shows, Ghazal evenings, musical evenings [concerts by artistes like Shreya Ghoshal, Asha Bhosle, Jagjit Singh, Diler Menhdi, Sonu Nigam, Brian, Dr. Palash, etc, to name a few do’s.