Saturday, 10 May 2014

Birhtplace Of Indian Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral

These are the pictures of a house in a village Pari Darweza, tehsil Sohawa, district Jhelum. This is the birthplace of former Indian Prime Minister Mr Inder Kumar Gujral, he was born here on 4th December, 2014. Pari Darweza is 25 Kilometers from Sohawa on Sohawa-Chakwal road. At a village Mohra Alia, a small road turns to south-east and leads to Pari Darweza, about 2.4 kilometers away. The location of this house is at 33° 01' 52.90" N, 73° 12' 56.51" E.

It is in a reasonably good condition. Walls and doors are original. However the current owner Raja Shahid informed me that the roof has been changed. This is a point of great interest for the students of history. But there is no care or interest on the part of any government department. Very little is known about it. I literally discovered this place on 30th March, 2014.

Interior of the main room. A wooden door and a beautiful balcony.

 Main entrance of this house. 

 View from the courtyard at the back of the house. 

View from the lane. 

Front door. 

A view from the back side. 

With a little effort it can be turned into tourist attraction. The whole area is very beautiful and in a good weather a drive from Islamabad can be a pleasant exercise. It is not an insignificant thing that such a great person, who became prime minister of India was born here. It should be matter of pride for people of district Jhelum and indeed for the whole Pakistan. By promoting the knowledge of such places interest in history by people can be increased. 

I shall appreciate your comments on the above post. Similarly I most welcome your suggestions to improve it or any more information on this subject, which  I shall use with all due credit. 

Tariq Amir

May 10, 2014.
Doha - Qatar 
+974 - 552 552 36

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