A video of Sri Darbar Sahib in 1935 was seen on social media. The video which was said to be from 1935 and colorized appeared on an Instagram handle called Khalsa Media Works.
“The eastern loggia of the Temple was glided by Rani Sada Kaur at a cost of Rs. 175300, while the other three sides were done in gold by the Maharaja Ranjit Singh at the heavy cost of Rs. 535332. The whole decorative work wrought in gold was executed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, his son and grandson Maharaja Kharak Singh and Kunwar Nau Nihal Singh.
The Akal Takht’s first storey of the present building was prepared in 1774 while the upper four storeys were added by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. General Hari Singh Nalwa donated a huge sum for its gold work, but the donation was mis-appropriated and the work was left undone for the Sangat to complete it.“
– Jagjit Singh (1935)