Ganga Ram

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Rai Bahadur Sir
Ganga Ram
Native name Rai Bahadur Ganga Ram
Born April 1851
Mangtanwala, Nankana Sahib District, Punjab, British India (now Pakistan)
Died 10 July 1927 (age 76)
London, England
Resting place Cremated; portion of remains scattered in Ganges while the rest are stored in the Samadhi of Sir Ganga Ram in Lahore, Pakistan
Monuments Samadhi of Sir Ganga Ram near Ravi River, Taxali Gate, Lahore
Residence Lahore, British India
Other names Father of Modern Lahore
Alma mater Thomason College of Civil Engineering
Occupation Civil engineer
Known for General Post Office
Lahore Museum
Aitchison College
Mayo School of Arts
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
Mayo Hospital
Sir Ganga Ram High School
Hailey College of Commerce
The Mall, Lahore
Home town Lahore
Relatives Ashwin Ram
Shreela Flather, Baroness Flather

Sir Ganga Ram, KCSI (1851 – 1927) was a famous civil engineer and philanthropist of the Punjab, in British India. He was born in Mangtanwala, a small village of Punjab province in British India (now in Punjab (Pakistan)).

He was especially well known for designing many of the fine buildings in colonial Lahore, which city he settled in and called home. These included the Lahore General Post Office, the Lahore Museum, Aitchison College, Mayo School of Arts (now the National College of Arts), Ganga Ram Hospital, Lady Mclagan Girls High School, the chemistry department of the Government College University, the Albert Victor wing of Mayo Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram High School (now Lahore College for Women), the Hailey College of Commerce (now Hailey College of Banking & Finance), Ravi Road House for the Disabled, the Ganga Ram Trust Building on the Mall and others.

He built Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore (1921), the Lady Mclagan School and some other structures and public facilities with his own money.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Bedi, Baba Pyare Lal, Harvest from the desert. The life and work of Sir Ganga Ram, NCA, Lahore 2003 ISBD 969-8623-07-8 (reprint version)