Tag Archives: Shimla

Shimla – The Capital of Himachal Pradesh

By | May 19, 2020

As mentioned in the Book namely  “Simla Past and Present” by Mr. Long Whom and  “Shimla Guide of 1870” by Mr. W.H. Garey, Shimla derives its name from “Shyeamalay”  the house built of blue slate erected by a Fakir on Jakkhoo, the first nucleus of the settlement. Another account says that Shimla means blue female… Read More »

Smt. Gauran Devi – A Freedom Fighter from Shimla

By | May 17, 2020

Smt. Gauran Devi w/o late Dr. L.C. Dutt, born in 1895, in Rawalpindi (Pakistan). She was an active national volunteer in Freedom Movement from 1921-47. Smt. Gauran Devi now a resident of Kishore Cottage, Shimla.  Smt. Gauran Devi did commendable work in the ‘Swaraj Movement‘ and was a close aide of Gandhiji. She used to… Read More »

How many times did Mahatma Gandhi visit Shimla?

By | May 10, 2020

During the freedom struggle, Mahatma Gandhi made several visits to Shimla. He met viceroy on various issues and participated in various meetings in Shimla. Gandhiji’s Shimla connection during 1921-1946 is now being forgotten; he visited the summer capital 10 times during this period; amazingly, three times in 1931 in May July and August. Followings are… Read More »

Shri Satya Dev Bushahri – A Freedom Fighter from Shimla Hills

By | May 9, 2020

Q. Where/When did Shri Satya Dev Bushahri born?  Ans: Shri Satya Dev Bushahri was born on 19th November 1922, village Chebari (Kasakoti), Tehsil Rohru, district Shimla. Q. What was his father’s name? Ans: His father’s name was Pt. Nikka Ram. Q. When did Shri Satya Dev Bushahri join the freedom movement? Ans: Shri Satya Dev… Read More »

Satyanand Stokes ॥ Samuel Evans Stokes ॥ Kotgarh ॥ Shimla ॥ Himachal Pradesh

By | May 6, 2020

Q. Where/When did Satyanand Stokes born? Ans: Satyanand Stokes was born on 16 August 1882 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Q. About the father of Satyanand Stokes? Ans: Satyanand Stokes was the son of a wealthy Philadelphian engineer-businessman of Quaker antecedents, well known for his contribution to the elevator technology. Q. How did he come to India? … Read More »

Shri Gian Chand Totu ॥ Freedom Fighter ॥ Shimla ॥ Himachal Pradesh

By | May 6, 2020

Q. Where/When did Shri Gian Chand Totu born? Ans: Shri Gian Chand Totu was born on 15th September 1919 at Totu in Shimla. Q. Shri Gian Chand Totu’s role in Freedom Struggle? Ans: In the early years of his academic career in Banaras University, he joined the ‘Dhami movement, under the guidance of Pt. Padam… Read More »

Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur ॥ First Health Minister of Independent India ॥ Himachal Pradesh

By | May 3, 2020

Q. Where/When did Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur born? Ans: Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur was born on 2nd February 1889 in Lucknow, belonged to Ahluwalia royal family of Kapurthala state, and was the daughter of Raja Sir Harnam Singh. She was the only daughter of her father who was blessed with seven sons. Q. About the… Read More »

Amrita Sher-Gill ॥ Hungarian-Indian Painter ॥ Shimla॥ Himachal Pradesh

By | May 2, 2020

Q. Where/When did Amrita Sher-Gill born? Ans: Amrita Sher-Gill was born on Sunday, 30 January 1913 at about 11.30 in the morning, in Budapest, Hungary. Q. About the Parents of Amrita Sher-Gill and their historical background?  Ans: Amrita Sher-Gil’s mother Marie Antoinette came from a well to do family. Amrita’s father, Umra Singh Majithia, a… Read More »