Mo­han ded­i­cates hall in dad’s name

Deccan Chronicle - - CITY - DC COR­RE­SPON­DENT HY­DER­ABAD, OCT. 13

The room al­lot­ted for Pankaj Sethi’s talk at the Gu­ruswamy Cen­tre was full, while the art gallery next door had beau­ti­ful old pic­tures de­pict­ing that era of Se­cun­der­abad, with maps, roads and pho­tos.

“I wel­come you to my home,” said Mo­han Gu­ruswamy, who has gen­er­ously do­nated this space for pub­lic use. He will not charge any­thing. The cost will be borne by a trust that is to be formed. “This was the last house till it reached the Plassey Gate,” he says be­mused by the name. “I wanted to do some­thing for my fa­ther,” says Gu­ruswamy and hence de­cided to give this 4,500 sq ft space for use for dis­cus­sions.

“Se­cun­der­abad gets left be­hind, what with us be­ing hemmed in by the Army on one side and the Hitec City on the other,” he added.

Sethi in­ter­ested him be­cause he had so much of in­for­ma­tion that one could write a book. That is how Green Sainikpuri and the FNECS got to­gether to hold this down-the-mem­o­ry­lane on Se­cun­der­abad.

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