Mohan dedicates hall in dad’s name
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.