A MEMORY OF A FAMOUS HINDU FROM LAHORE – LALA MELA RAM 1876 AND 1886 RAI BAHADUR

A MEMORY OF A FAMOUS HINDU FROM LAHORE
LALA MELA RAM 1876 AND 1886 RAI BAHADUR
Lala Mela Ram Lahore Rai 1876

Lala Mela Ram was a famous son of Lahore. His factory, his house as well as his many things were left in Lahore. The Mela Ram road is still there near Data Darbar Sahib and is called Darbar road now. A huge safe was salvaged by people, which included a host of documents. Stocks worth lakhs of rupees, photographs of his family, invitation cards (including the investiture of British Kings and Queens) from London, an astro globe of horoscope, a Kama Sutra manuscript with illustrations, as well as the certificates of his proclamation as RAI and as RAI BAHADUR. Chughtai Museum just acquired these two documents for record archives, at a great cost.  The resources did not allow acquisition of other objects.

Lala Mela Ram Lahore Rai Bahadur 1886

The same are presented as a homage of peace from Lahore to the Hindus of India. Live in peace!

Lala Mela Ram building Lahore

12 thoughts on “A MEMORY OF A FAMOUS HINDU FROM LAHORE – LALA MELA RAM 1876 AND 1886 RAI BAHADUR”

  1. Thank you for this peace offering. Our daughter in law is from this illustrious family. Happy to know that the Chugtai Museum has acquired some of these valuable documents. Hopefully one day the descendants of the venerable Lala Meka Ram may be able to visit and view their heritage.

      1. My great grandmother – Rupkaur – was Rai Bahadur Mela Ram’s grand daughter. She was his younger son ‘s daughter. I have shared the information here with my relatives.

        1. So happy to know more about you. One has to be open hearted to embrace other cultures. Welcome!

        2. A certain Amir Butt and his mother Ms Tanveer Butt from London called here on your family behalf seeking to look at the documents. Did you send them?

    1. Welcome to our world Ms Indira Gopal Dass descendant of Lala Mela Ram. Information sent to you with our love and regards.

  2. Allah gives freedom of choice to all and Islamic way of life preaches respect for all other ways of life, choices depend on people

  3. I would love to know more about this great man and his family. I am from haryana and my grand father was from village KUNJAH in dist Gujrat.

    I would be honored if k cold be in touch with the family of sir mela ram
    Regards
    Nikhil mohan
    Nikhilmohan1987@gmail.com

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