Mahatma Gandhi on 15th August 1947

Where was Mahatma Gandhi on the day of Indian Independence, 15th August 1947 ? Yes “Father of Nation” was in Calcutta (Kolkata). He was in Kolkata from 12th August to till 6th September 1947 but which place did he stay during those days ? Yes the house is still there, intact and really very well maintained. The name of the house was Hyderi – Manzil but now it is named after Gandhi “Gandhi Bhawan” and it is in Dr.Suresh Chandra Banerjee Road Kolkata (earlier Calcutta), India.

 

Hyderi Manzil or Gandhi Bhawan - Kolkata, India Hyderi Manzil or Gandhi Bhawan - Kolkata, India

The house was belongs to Hyder Ali. Before August 1947 Suhrawardy was Chief Minister of West Bengal. Just before our Independence, there was communal violence due to partition of India. Suhrawardy and Mahatma Gandhi wanted to restore peace here and for that Mahatma Gandhi came to Calcutta on 12th August 1947. On 15th August 1947 Mahatma fasted as country was cut into two pieces India and Pakistan.

Now the building is maintained by PWD and “Purba Kolkata Bapuji Smarak Seva Samity” jointly. Here I met Mr. Jatin Chandra Das, Vice-President of “Purba Kolkata Bapuji Smarak Seva Samity” and most importantly he saw Mahatma Gandhi during those days. He shared with us some of his experience with Bapuji (He was at his teen then) and recalled those days during Independence. He offered us tea and over cup of tea, he talked with us more than a hour. It was a really nice experience for me and I was really thrilled that day.

Room where Mahatma Gandhi Stayed on the day of Indian Indipendence - Hyderi Manzil or Gandhi Bhawan - Kolkata, India
Speening Wheel of Mahatma Gandhi - Hyderi Manzil or Gandhi Bhawan - Kolkata, India Three Wise Monkey of Mahatma Gandhi - Hyderi Manzil or Gandhi Bhawan - Kolkata, India Mahatma Gandhi's Belongings - Hyderi Manzil or Gandhi Bhawan - Kolkata, India Mahatma Gandhi Belongings - Hyderi Manzil or Gandhi Bhawan - Kolkata, India Weapons surrendered to Mahatma Gandhi By Rioters - Hyderi Manzil or Gandhi Bhawan - Kolkata, India Mahatma Gandhi's Belongings - Hyderi Manzil or Gandhi Bhawan - Kolkata, India Sleepers used by Mahatma Gandhi - Hyderi Manzil or Gandhi Bhawan - Kolkata, India Jantin Chandra Das - who saw Mahatma Gandhi - Hyderi Manzil or Gandhi Bhawan - Kolkata, India Marble Tablet inside - Hyderi Manzil or Gandhi Bhawan - Kolkata, India Marble Tablet inside - Hyderi Manzil or Gandhi Bhawan - Kolkata, India Tablet outside - Hyderi Manzil or Gandhi Bhawan - Kolkata, India Tablet Outside - Hyderi Manzil or Gandhi Bhawan - Kolkata, India

Address Of Hyderi Manzil:- 150B, Dr. Suresh Chandra Banerjee Road, Kolkata.

 

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