The Maharaja of Patiala & Dr. Brighton...
posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 04:43 PM
Posted: Prakash Omari
When IndiaOrganix decieded to open shop in Brighton, little did we know of the rich history between India and Brighton.
The Gateway to the Royal Pavilion grounds was a gift from the people of India to the inhabitants of Brighton and Hove, as a 'namaste' and 'thank you' to ‘Doctor Brighton’ for caring.
The Gateway is dedicated to the memory of the Indian soldiers that were in hospital in Brighton & Hove, during the ‘Great War’. The inscriptions on the Gateway reads:
This gateway is the gift of India in
commemoration of her sons who –
stricken in the Great War - were tended
in the Pavilion in 1914 and 1915.
Dedicated to the use of the inhabitants
of the Brighton’ .
Today many thousands of people pass daily through the Pavilion Gate.
The unveiling of the Gateway by H.H. the Maharaja of Patiala on October the 26th, 1921. He declared that:
‘For many of those who had returned to India he had heard expressions of fervent gratitude for the attention and care
lavished upon them by 'Doctor Brighton', whose fame and skill as a healer and health restorer were talked of in many hundreds of remote Indian villages.