A personal photo research of Pune City, through last 3 centuries.It is a collection for general knowledge of history. no commercial expectations; purely for enrichment about the knowledge of the
A personal photo research of Pune City, through last 3 centuries.It is a collection for general knowledge of history. no commercial expectations; purely for enrichment about the knowledge of the history
The St. Mary's Church in Pune, Maharashtra, which is known for its Gothic architectural style, is the oldest Protestant church in India. Bishop Reginald Heber founded this church on July 3, 1825 for the British officers, soldiers and their families.
OLD PUNE MEORIES Compiled by- Dr.Avinash Bhondwe
पुण्याच्या भुईवर सोन्याचा नांगर पाचपन्नास पावलंनांगरण्यासाठी फिरला. याच भुईवर सहा वर्षांपूवीर् विजापूरच्या वजीरखवासखानाच्या हुकुमानं गाढव जुंपलेला नांगर फिरला होताढोल-लेझिमीच्या तालावर सहा वर्षांच्या शिवबाच्या आणि आऊसाहेबांच्या सोन्याच्या नांगराभोवती फेर धरून उसळत नाचत होत्या
A story was published in the Madras Gazette (and later in the Gentleman's Magazine, London, October 1794) about an Indian bullock driver with the English army named Cowasjee who had his nose and one hand amputated by Sultan Tippoo during the war of 1792. The nose was reconstructed one year later by a man of the brick maker caste near Poonah. The operation was not uncommon in India and had been practised from time immemorial. A thin plate of wax is fitted to the stump of the nose so as to make a nose of good appearance. It is then flattened and laid on the forehead where a line is drawn around it. The forehead flap is cut with a razor, turned down and inserted into an incision to form the nose. The connecting slip of skin is divided about the 25th day.
People seated at tea tables in the shade of trees near Kosherville Boathouse in Poona (Pune), India. In 1906
Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Earl of Halifax (1881 - 1959), British Conservative statesman and Viceroy of India (1926 - 1931) in an official group photograph taken at Government House, Poona in connection with the Vice Regal visit. Viceroy is in the centre of the front row, sitting to the left of the Governor Aug. 1926
July 1880: Members of the Poona and Kirkee Hounds taken with the Governor at Kirkee
Prince Albert Victor- in Poona - 1889 Governor’s House with Officers & Family
Birthplace of the Popular Game Badminton was in Pune in late 19 Century the game had been played for centuries by children in the Far East, and were adapted by British Army officers stationed in Pune (or Poona), India in the 1860s. They added a net and the game became a competitive sport called “Poona", with documented rules in 1867.
Collection & Transport of food supply to army by Bullock Train
This painting depicts two shops, the one on the left selling paan, the one on the right owned by a Muslim dealer in piece goods (textiles). They are probably located in the Sadr bazaar, Poona- 1850
The Kanayalal building - a typical example of architecturally beautiful buildings of Pune. The Kanayalal building - a typical example of architecturally beautiful buildings of Pune.
The office of the Royal Western India Turf Club Limited (RWITC Ltd) in Pune, Maharashtra, which is a premier racing Club in India is seen through the lens of the Times of India cameraman on January 1, 1935
The St. Mary's Church in Pune, Maharashtra, which is known for its Gothic architectural style, is the oldest Protestant church in India. Bishop Reginald Heber founded this church on July 3, 1825 for the British officers, soldiers and their families. Photograph Date: : 01/01/1930
Agakhan Palace 1885 Yervada Palace (also known as The Aga Khan Palace) was built by Mowlana Sultan Mohammed Shah at a cost of nearly half a million rupees to provide a means of livelihood to the famine stricken people.
Prince Agha Khan palace in Pune, handed over by His Highness to Gandhi Smarak Nidhi on February 22, 1969. Same day Photo
Mayor of the Poona municipal corporation, RohidasKirad (left) garlanding President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad, after the portrait of ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaj was unveiled by the President in Poona, Maharashtra on June 26, 1961.
Lokmanya Bal Ganghadar Tilak's close associate B G Khaparde (right) unveils a bust of the late leader and freedom fighter at Sardar Griha in Bombay during 1956. Also present is Bombay governor H K Mahtab (2nd right).
British royalty, acknowledging the regal salute on their arrival at Pune station in Maharashtra on November 25, 1923.
A 1900 file photo of Indian nationalist, social reformer and freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak in study
An early 20th century file photo of India's freedom fighters, Dada Saheb Karandhikar (standing, left) and N C Kelkar; (sitting) Bipin Chandra Pal (left), Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak (centre) and Dada Saheb Khaparde
GOKHLE Smarak on Hanuman Tekdi Vows of the Servants of India Society
Mahatma Gandhi fasts in protest against British rule after his release from prison in Poona, India.
Marriage of Devadas Gandhi, son of Mahatma Gandhi, took place at Poona, India. July 1933
Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the Members of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, at Poona on October 07, 1949.
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares open the TILAK SMARAK MANDIR in Pune on December 11, 1976, releasing 'Smarak-Grantha' -- the seven-volume published works on Lokmanya Tilak. Next is Y B Chavan,
Statue of Veer Savarkar With B.R.Khedkar- Artist
President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad being greeted by members of the Poona municipal corporation on his arrival at the corporation building, Poona in Maharashtra on June 26, 1961.
Maharashtra chief minister Y B Chavan (right) unveils a life-size oil portrait of veteran freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal GangadharTilak on the latter's death anniverssary, at a cell in Yervada central prison, Pune, where the illustrious leader was imprisoned by the British 63 years ago. Also present are MLA and LokmanyaTilak's grandson JayantraoTilak (centre) and Inspector-General of Prisons, Maharashtra, M B Salvi in Bombay on August 01, 1961
Eduljee Hormusji Coyaji, The Good Doctor of Poona Founder of Jehangir Hospital So impressed were Sir Cowasji Jehangir and his wife Lady Hirabai, with the dedication and zeal of this man that they put their palatial mansion on Sassoon Road at his disposal and persuaded him to start a hospital. The mansion was called Ready money Villa, but in 1944 when Cowasji and Hirabai’s son Jehangir died in an accident, the hospital was renamed Jehangir Nursing Home in his memory. (Today it is called Jehangir Hospital and Medical Center.) & Now Apollo Jehangir
The first Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav- off course in Pune and India
Russian President, Nikita Khrushchev (C) visiting the Poona Agricultural Research Station
Dr. babasahebAmbedkar with Cricket team to Felicitate P.Balu at Poona Gymkhana- 1890
V.K.Krishnamenon, D.W. Potdar in a function at RashtrabhashaSabha, 4 May 1959
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Kriplani and Asaf Ali, on their way to attend the working committee meeting at Poona on 1945. Pd. 16/9/1945.
Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (left) receiving the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature from the Chancellor of Poona University, Sri Prakasa at a special convocation held in Poona, Maharashtra on May 14, 1961.
Mahatma Gandhi along with prominent Congressmen pays homage to his wife Kasturba Gandhi, at her memorial at Aga Khan Palace in Pune on February 22, 1945
Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan aka 'Frontier Gandhi' and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi plant saplings at Shantivan in Pune on November 14, 1969
A group photo of people accused in Gandhi's murder case. Standing: Shankar Kistaiya, GopalGodse, MadanlalPahwa, Digambar Badge (Approver). Sitting: Narayan Apte, Vinayak D. Savarkar, NathuramGodse, Vishnu Karkare
Pune is the second largest city in the state of Maharashtra and the eighth largest city in the Indian sub-continent. The city is popularly referred to as the “Oxford of East” as it is a very famous educational centre in India. In ancient times Pune was an agricultural town ruled by Peshwas and Marathas. Today Pune is the blooming educational centre, IT hub and home to well-established Manufacturing, Glass, Sugar and Metal Forging industries since 1950-60s.
Another thing for which Pune is famous for is the OSHO Ashram. OSHO earlier known as Bhagvan Rajneesh is the spiritual teacher who lived in Pune in 1970s and 1980s. The OSHO International Meditation resort is one of the largest and very popular tourist attractions in Pune. Each year thousand of tourists come here to meditate. The ashram is located in the Koregaon Park area in Pune. Apart from being the manufacturing and forging hub Pune is visitor’s paradise also. There are various ancient monuments which have historical importance, temples, ancient buildings, beautiful hill stations etc. It is a modern city also; the night life in Pune is simply amazing and is something you should experience when in Pune. The huge shopping malls and multiplexes are the favorite hangout places for young as well as old Puneites.
Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute Established October 6, 1821, Deccan College is one of the oldest institutions of modern learning in India. It was originally run by the Bombay Government as a center for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, offering western education in accordance with the desire of its founder MountstuartElphinstone.
Deccan College, Poona, India, [early 20th c.]
Group portrait of pupils and teachers of the Convent School- 1873
The Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru is seen laying the foundation stone of the National Defence Academy - India's memorial to the fallen heroes of the last war - at Khadakvasla, near Poona, on October 6,1949. Behind him is seen SardarBaldev Singh, Minister of Defence, Government of India.
A Monument in the Making”: Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, laying the foundation stone at Khadakwasla.
An imposing view of the main administrative building of National Defense Academy at Khadakvasla in Pune. Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone of the building on October 6, 1949
JaideepMukerjea (left) and PremjeetLall of India in action against the Japanese pair (only JunzoKawamori is seen in right foreground) in the Davis Cup East zone final which India won at Deccan Gymkhana in Poona, May 12, 1969.
Reversing Station, Poona [Bhor/ Khandala] Ghaut, 1881 The Great Indian Peninsula Railway Company developed the scheme in the 1840s and the BhorGhat pass was openedn 1861 as the main route over the Western Ghats linking the sea coast with the Deccan.
Ravines of Khandala- The BhoreGhat created with such challenges in 1883
Vice regal train of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway,1927 leaving Bombay carrying the Viceroy to Poona.
An old advertisement trying to attract passengers for the Bombay-Poona train
INDIA - DECEMBER 18: Passenger train pulled by an electric locomotive number 4004. This train, on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, took passengers between Poona (Pune) and Bombay (Mumbai), a distance of 118 miles. The line was electrified in 1929 to provide a more efficient service.