Category Archives: Contributions by Hindus

Rustom and Karachi

By Dr. Sohail Ansari  Akshay Kumar starred the Bollywood movie ‘Rustom’. Many of you might have seen the movie. The film was actually based on the real life story of Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati, an Indian Navy officer, who was sentenced … Continue reading

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Avtar Kishan Hangal

By  Dr. Sohail Ansari  ‘Itna sannata kyu hai bhai?’ Avtar Kishan Hangal On arrival to Karachi in 1939, twenty five year old A K Hangal was received by Brij, his brother in law who lived with his Muslim wife and … Continue reading

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Darya Lal Sankat Mochan Mandir Karachi

  Darya Lal Sankat Mochan Mandir (also called Jhoolay Lal Mandir), It is located on Eduljee Dinshaw Road near KPT Custom House – Karachi Darya Lal Mandir got its name as it is situated just on the edge of the … Continue reading

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Hindu Gymkhana Karachi

Hindu Gymkhana/NAPA building The NAPA building, which serves today as an Academy of Performing Arts, was formally the Hindu Gymkhana and built in 1925 as a recreational club for the elite Hindus that lived in Karachi before the partition. The … Continue reading

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The Ojha Sanatorium Karachi

By  Amin H. Karim MD THE TB OJHA SANATORIUM, KARACHI: DEEPCHAND TEJHANDAS OJHA was a well known philanthropist of Karachi, He belonged to the renowned family of Ojhas whe were vaids by profession. He died in 1928 of TB and … Continue reading

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Mayors of Karachi

LIST OF MAYORS OF KARACHI By Amin H. Karim Mr. Jamshed Naserwanji (Nov 1933 to Aug 1934) Jamshed Nusserwanjee Mehta was born in 1886 in Karachi, Sindh British India to a Parsi family; In 1918, Mehta was elected a councillor of the Karachi Municipal Corporation. He … Continue reading

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