Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Panaji: Photo 3
The Idalcao Palace. The name is a corruption of Adil Khan, the sultan of Bijapur who lost Goa to Afonso Albuquerque in 1510. The name Adil Khan morphed to Idalcan, then to Idalcao. His palace morphed to a Portuguese fortress, then in 1843 to the Viceroy's Residence, then in 1961 to the Secretariat. In 2009, it was morphing into something yet again.
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