List of Important Visitors

DATE NAME WHO THEY ARE Remarks
12.02.1932 Mary Pickford Canadian award winning actress.
04.01.1933 L. L. Fermor British geologist and 1st President of Indian National Science Academy
25.10.1933 Rai Bhadur Raja, Kollengode KTCIE MLA Nationalist from Kollengoda.
26.12.1933 Ramdev Chokhany RB Important businessman from Calcutta.
09.01.1934 J. L. Lakshmi Raj Singh Raja of Gabhana
24.12.1934 M. Mahfuzul Haq Renowned Persian scholar at Presidency
27.11.1938 Kasturbhai Lalbhai Founder of Arvind Mills, Industrialist
02.12.1938 Krishnaraj MD Thakersay Industrialist, Scindia steam ship corp.
06.12.1938 Marshall D. Moran Renowned missionary and founder of St. Xavier’s, Patna
02.04.1939 W. Khuda Baksh Important librarian
24.06.1939 (Nawabzada) Khawaja Hasan Askari of Dacca Last nawab of Dhaka
02.09.1939 Leila Roosevelt Denis Famous documentary filmmaker
19.10.1939 MA Ispahani Noted businessman-founder Orient airways, and Pakistan International airways.
25.11.1939 R. N. Rarja Deo Zamindars of Kanika
08.12.1939 Mrigendra Bhup Bahadur Cooch Behar Royal family.
21.12.1939 Abdul Qayyam Khan Famous politician
21.12.1939 R. G. Gyani Mrs. Gopi Gyani Curator, art historian.
01.03.1940 Abul Kalam Azad Senior Muslim leader of Indian National Congress.
01.03.1940 Jawaharlal Nehru President of Indian National Congress.
01.03.1940 Syed Mahmud Senior leader in Indian Mational Congress.
23.03.1940 Sumati S. Morarjee Important business lady. Shipping baron.
23.03.1940 Shanti Kumar Morarjee Industrialist, businessman and close associate of Mahatma Gandhi.
17.04.1940 Rai Bhadur Raya Jagdish Narain Singh Zamindars of Padrauna
27.04.1940 Sadoshiv Rao II Puar His Highness the junior Maharaja of Dewas.
23.05.1940 R. C. Burman Founder of Dabar.
11.11.1940 Krishna Kumar Birla Indian Industrialist.
12.11.1940 Rai Bhadur Rameswarlal Saharia MLC Dibrugarh
26.12.1940 Kumar Chandra Singh Dudhoria of Azimganj Royalty of Murshidabad.
29.12.1940 Nalini Ranjan Sarkar Industrialist, business leader and finance minister of West Bengal.
04.01.1941 Iyyanki Venkata Ramanayya Important scholar, father of public libraries in India.
05.02.1941 Abdul Haq Urdu scholar, father of Urdu in Pakistan.
06.02.1941 Seth Ambelal Sarabhai Industrialist.
09.02.1941 Nandlal Goenka Industrialist.
01.03.1941 Kaka Kalelkar & Sarojini Naravati Major Gandhian freedom fighter.
15.04.1941 Padmapat Singhania Industrialist.
06.06.1941 Gaganvihari L. Mehta Padma Bhushan Awardee & ambassador to the U.S.
16.07.1941 Mohanlal Nopany Industrialist.
04.08.1941 Babu Lal Kedia Businessman.
23.08.1941 S. Radha Krishnan Future President of India.
26.08.1941 V. V. Narlikar Renowned mathematician.
19.09.1941 Radhye Shyam Kathavachak (Vauprasthi) Renowned Parsi theatre actor.
19.11.1941 Raja Brian Chandan Sinha (Raja) Paikpara aristocratic family.
11.12.1941 Marchioness Doreen Linlithgow. Marchioness of Linlithgow.
24.10.1942 Verrier Elwin Remowned anthropologist.
28.11.1942 Mirza M. Ismail The Prime Minister of Jaipur.
28.11.1942 Rama Raja Of Ramnagar
26.12.1942 NathmalDhandania Jugal Kishore Dhandania Spiritual Author.
04.01.1943 D. Gujadhar (son of Lt. Hon’ble Mr. R. Gujadhar of Mauritius) Renowed business family of Mauritius.
27.02.1943 Omkarnath Thakur Renowed musician.
18.02.1943 LakshmipatSinghania Industrialist.
28.02.1943 GopikisanMakharia Important businessman of Bombay, Mahabaleshwar.
20.04.1943 SantidevGhose Author, singer, maestro of Rabindrasangeet at Santiniketan.
15.11.1943 GaurishankarDalmia Freedom fighter.
08.12.1943 Rabindra R. Dave S. Ranjit Film Director.
19.12.1943 W. R. Spens H. Mary Spens Chief justice of India.
26.08.1944 Shri Ram Bajpai Pioneering figure in Indian Scouts.
20.09.1944 M.P. Birla, H.P Mantri, M.K Mohta Madhav Prasad Birla – industrialist.
21.10.1944 Suniti Kumar Chatterji Renowed linguist, scholar.
02.11.1944 Mrs. M. M. Ispahani Bangladeshi industrialist, Ispahani family.
03.12.1944 Maurice LinfordGwyer Renowned academician, founder of prestigious college Miranda House, Chief Justice of India.
04.12.1944 Kameshwar Singh Darbanga royalty.
12.12.1945 Anne Wavell Hon’ble Miss Viceroy’s house, New Delhi.
02.01.1946 BepinBehary Varma Politician, 1st MP from Champaran.
15.03.1946 Rajendra Singh Singhi Important businessman and socialite.
24.03.1946 Prof. Vasudeva Saran Agrawala Great scholar of Indology.
01.04.1946 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Senior member from Indian National Congress, Bihar.
07.04.1946 Iqbal Ahmed (Sir) Important judge/advovate.
12.06.1946 His Holiness JagadguruShankaracharya of DwarkaSharadaPasth Translate remarks from Snaskrit.
22.08.1946 Mortimer Wheeler Director General of Archeology in India.
28.12.1946 Jwala Prasad Srivastava Noted industrialist.
01.01.1947 ParmeshwariLal Gupta Father of Indian Numismatics.
14.01.1947 TribhuvanBirBikram Shah His Majesty’s – The King of Nepal.
06.02.1947 Kuldip Singh Nayar Journalist, author.
28.02.1947 Basil Gray Curator
14.03.1947 Krishna Kumar Birla Indian industrialist.
03.04.1947 Fakruddin A. Ahmed Politician, future President.
03.04.1947 Prabhu dayal himatsingka Politician.
24.04.1947 Lingaraj Misra Politician.
18.05.1947 Y. M. Dadro (Dr) Gandhian leader from South Africa.
18.05.1947 Mridula Sarabhai Freedom fighter, Gandhian.
24.05.1947 Dev Prakash Nayyar Mahesh Dutt Mishra Reputed Gandhian and freedom fighter.
17.12.1947 John Haynes Holmes Anti war, peace activists. Unitarian Minister Recipient of Gandhi peace award.
04.04.1948 Abdul Quiyam Ansari Freedom fighter, Gandhian and later major politician.
02.05.1948 L. N. Birla Important Industrialist.
07.12.1948 Sarojini Naidu Nationalist leader, freedom fighter. U.P Governor.
07.12.1948 Mrinalini Chattopadhyay
07.12.1948 Padmaja Naidu Daughter of Sarojini Naidu and senior congress leader.
01.01.1949 RaiBhadurPrayagDayal Art historian.
19.01.1949 V. S. Agarwal Renowed art historian scholar, involved with IGNCA
17.03.1949 Major General Lakhinder Singh Important army official during World War II and post independence.
25.03.1949 Rev. Pt. P. Parmananda Theo Senior Buddhist figure.
07.05.1949 Shree Krishna Sinha Hon’ble Prime Minister.
07.05.1949 Sir Clifford ManmohanAgarwala Chief Justice, Patna HC
24.05.1949 H. H. Shri Jagadguru,Shri Shankaracharya,Shri Maharaj of Shri DwarkaSharadaPeeth, Dwarka Hindu religious figures.
06.06.1949 JaichandlalRampuria,S. L. Rampuria Owners of Rampuria cotton mills.
02.07.1949 Vibhavadi Members of the royal family of Thailand.
02.07.1949 PiyaRanjit HH Prince
10.10.1949 Nawab Ali Haidar Khan (Sylhet) Ex-Minister Assam. Senior Bangladesh – I – politician.
29.10.1949 R. K. Patil Gandhian freedom fighter. Highly decorated ICS officer.
07.11.1949 K. M. Carriappa Most decorated army official. Army chief.
24.11.1949 Swami Vidishananda Senior delegation of monks from Ramkrishna mission.
02.12.1949 Sitamaharani ManmohanBikram Shah Members of Ramnagar Raj.
04.12.1949 B. PattabhiSitaramayya Freedom fighter and senior leader of Congress.
05.12.1949 Isamu Noguchi Prominent landscape modernist artist.
09.12.1949 Sumati S. Morarjee Shipping baron.
01.01.1950 G. P. Dandekar Founder Camlin Pvt. Ltd.
28.02.1950 Vikram A. Sarabhai Renowned scientist. Founder IIMs.
03.03.1950 Thomas Bata,Sanja Bata Founder Bata shoes.
03.03.1950 M. L. Khaitan Senior officer of Bata shoes.
04.03.1950 Rukmini Devi Noted dancer, choreographer and theologist.
20.03.1950 Purnendu Narayan Sinha Theosophist/scholar.
28.03.1950 Vindhyeshwari Prasad Verma Senior congress leader, freedom fighter.
29.03.1950 Nabakumar Singh Dudhoria Members of the Azimganj family.
15.04.1950 N. P. Chakravarti ASI senior official, turned author.
15.05.1950 R. R. Diwakar Indian author and politician. Member of constituent assembly.
20.08.1950 Haridhan Mukherjee Noted Bengali film actor.
17.09.1950 Saraswathananda,Swami Dayanda Divine Life Society.
26.09.1950 Padmapat Singhania Noted Industrialist.
30.09.1950 Pierre Gorou Noted geographer.
09.12.1950 R. A. Gopalaswami Father of Indian census.
18.01.1951 Sir E. J. Russell, OBE Important British agricultural researcher.
19.01.1951 Jagjiwan Ram Bihar politician, freedom fighter, labour leader and minister.
19.02.1951 Eugene V. Harris Renowned American award winning photographer.
25.04.1951 BishenDeoNarain Zamindar family.
25.05.1951 Swami SadanandSaraswati Hindu religious figure.
01.05.1951 D. G. Kelkar Art historian, scholar, founder Kelkar museum.
14.05.1951 C. P. Sinha Judge, Patna High Court.
20.06.1951 Indira Nehru Gandhi Future Prime Minister of India and daughter of JawaharLal Nehru.
01.08.1951 Major General SPP Thorat Senior commanding army officer, important role in 1962 war.
07.11.1951 Sir V. T. Krishnamachari and Lady krishnamachari Diwan of Baroda, PM of Jaipur, Later RS MP.
05.12.1951 RajinderNath Renowned actor.
10.12.1951 Basheshwarnath Prithviraj Kapoor’s father.
10.12.1951 Prithvi Raj Kapoor Renowned actor.
10.12.1951 Zohra Sehgal Indian actress, dancer and choreographer.
12.12.1951 A. L. Basham Renowned historian.
22.12.1951 Maharaj Singh 1st governor of Bombay state, post independence. Senior official under British.
20.01.1952 Ila Chandra Joshi Hindi author.
26.01.1952 Raj Kapoor,Krishna Kapoor,S. K. Ojha Renowned actor,Film director.
01.04.1952 Bali Ram Bhagat Politician, Congress leader, foreign Secy.
01.04.1952 Ravi Shankar Renowned Sitar player.
16.04.1952 C. Coomaraswamy Senior diplomat.
04.05.1952 Dr. Jean Marie,Miliea De Marie Senior diplomat and politician
19.05.1952 Mrs. Smily Polk,Benjamin Polk Renowned American architect. Designed Nepal Royal palace./td>
18.10.1952 K. S. Mathur Important anthropologist.
19.10.1952 LalitMajumdar Important English teacher in Santiniketan.
22.10.1952 Gira Sarabhai,Manorama Sarabhai,Anand S. Sarabhai,Suhriel S. Sarabhai Important Sarabhai family of Ahmedabad,Renowned DNA scientist.
09.11.1952 Leslie P. Whatley Important figure in guides.
02.12.1952 Raja of Shadri Hon’ble food minister of India.
04.01.1953 Jugal Kishore Birla Renowned industrialist.
11.01.1953 Uday Shankar,AmalaUday Shankar Renowned dancer.
31.01.1953 Kaj Bjork Important Swedish politician.
13.02.1953 Dr. Gustav Roth Translate the Sanskrit remarks. Important Indologist.
20.02.1953 Lieut General Sant Singh Important war hero, during Indo China war.
23.02.1953 Gouri shankar Goenka Important businessman.
07.03.1953 Krishna Rai Singh Ex royal aristocratic family member turned politician.
18.04.1953 Hansraj V. Mehta Important businessman.
29.04.1953 Khan Malik Desai, MP MP, Ganghian, politician.
06.08.1953 William Ash Well known journalist, author and scholar.
21.08.1953 Major General Mohinder Singh Chopra Earliest senior most important army officer.
24.09.1953 S. Sathyalingam Important musician.
21.10.1953 KunwarAjatshatru Singh Bissau royal family.
02.11.1953 Inder Malhotra Indian journalist.
02.11.1953 Jawaharlal Nehru Prime Minister of India.
09.11.1953 Hridaynath Kunzru Founder ISIS, scholar, poet, MP.
18.12.1953 DurgaKhote,Bharat Bhooshan,Vijay Bhatt,Raichand Boral Indian actress,Actor,Film director,producer and a delegation,Indian composer
25.12.1953 L. N. Jha Politician.
13.01.1954 Premlila U. Thackersay Noted educationist, Gandhian.
17.01.1954 Shantilal Mangaldas Maa Shantilal Mangaldas Important businessman.
24.02.1954 Ernst E. Neal Earliest African American in top US government job.
03.06.1954 Smt. Maharani SahchaBalrampur Ex royalty of Balrampur.
28.09.1954 PS Kumaraswamy Raja Politician.
16.10.1954 B. P. Koirala Important Nepal – I – politician.
15.11.1954 A. A. Hekmal Translate the Farsi.
28.11.1954 Jean Gordon Lee Art historian & curator.
24.12.1954 Alfred Salmony German art historian.
30.12.1954 D. Y. Phadke Scientist at TIFR.
01.01.1955 JagatMurari Film maker, director, educationist. First winner of President’s Gold Medal for a documentary film.
24.01.1955 Prabodh Chandra Bagchi One of the most notable Sino – Indologists of the 20th century.
18.02.1955 Sir Howard D. Egville Senior British politician and parliamentarian. Head commonwealth assoc.
01.03.1955 Alexander Calder,Louisa James Calder Renowned American sculptor.
17.03.1955 Prof. D. G. Varve Noted economist. Founder Delhi School of economics.
19.03.1955 Sri Krishna Singh 1st Chief Minister of Bihar.
28.06.1955 Maharaja RajendraBhupBahadur Maharaja of Cooch Behar.
04.07.1955 Dr. V. A. Altekar Renowned historian.
22.07.1955 Vettoor Raman Nair Renowned Tamil novelist and activist.
29.07.1955 Juvraj N. Mehta Politician from Maharashtra.
22.09.1955 Jagdish Prasad Goenka Industrialist.
24.10.1955 Rukmini Devi Renowned dancer & choreographer.
22.11.1955 J. Grellet French diplomat.
09.01.1956 Dr. & Mrs. C. H. Mahler Renowned art scholar.
02.02.1956 Gen. Yuan ChingLocein Chinese senior diplomat.
02.02.1956 Daniel Guttchen Renowned Swiss architect.
10.03.1956 Bal Gangadhar Kher First Chief Minister of Bombay.
30.05.1956 John Walterz Film director, producer and actor.
05.10.1956 A. R. Diwakar First Governor of Bihar.
09.12.1956 Ujjal Singh Governor of Punjab.
22.12.1956 Khushwant Singh & Mrs. Singh Renowned author and editor.
11.02.1957 SoshanaAfroyim Renowned modernist painter.
27.02.1957 Ranu Mukherjee Playback singer.
18.03.1957 Prof. S. Eilenberg Renowned American author & professor of mathematics.
28.03.1957 Capt. Jagdish Singh War hero. Vir Chakra awardee.
25.12.1957 P. N. Bhagwati Chief Justice of India.
30.12.1957 Hukam Singh First Deputy speaker. Also later Governor of Rajasthan.
18.09.1958 Brahma KumariSaraswati,Brahma Kumar Vishwa Kishore The main lady of Brahma Kumari. Also known as Mamma,Secretary of Mamma Brahma Kumari.
30.09.1958 Damayanti Joshi Noted Kathak dancer.
30.11.1958 Saraladevi Sarabhai Member of Sarabhai industrialist family.
06.12.1958 Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Noted doctor. Philanthrophist pioneer in medicine.
07.03.1959 Leila Seth First lady judge in High Court. Mother of Vikram Seth.
04.04.1959 HumayunKabir Senior Congress leader.
28.04.1959 Dr. N. H. Keswani Renowned doctor and freedom fighter.
14.10.1959 K. Natwar Singh Future foreign affairs minister.
09.11.1959 Gloria and Morton Shulman Important Canadian politician and journalist.
09.11.1959 PemPem Norgay Mountaineer and son of Tenzing Norgay.
09.01.1960 Krishna Prasad Nepalese politician.
20.01.1960 GrevilleHallam,Harold Lang,Pat Keen,Frank Windsor British actor,American actor, dancer,English actress,British actor
07.03.1960 VadilalLallabhai Gujrati industrialist, member of the Lallabhai industrial family.
18.03.1960 K. M. Munshi Freedom fighter, Gujrati author, activist.
24.03.1960 RyukenSawa Noted Buddhist art scholar.
07.04.1960 Jagdish D. Kapadia Industrialist – owner of Polson.
15.04.1960 Rama Prasad Mookerjee Judge Calcutta High Court.
18.05.1960 Audrey Mc. Donald American actress.
29.06.1960 D. P. Pande Religious leader.
03.11.1960 Raja KadambaKeshari Chandra Deo Deb Maharaja of Bonai.
07.11.1960 Bhagwati Prasad Himatsigka Influential family in Calcutta.
31.01.1961 B. Ramakrishna Rao First Chief Minister of Hyderabad, later Chief Minister of UP.
31.01.1961 Brahma KumariSaraswati The main lady of Brahma Kumari. Also known as Mamma.
31.08.1961 Reinhold Hohl, Dr.Phil Swiss art historian.
16.11.1961 Jayaprakash Narayan Indian political leader.
19.11.1961 Prof. Dr. Jerzy Sawicki Renowned scientist, engineer.
24.11.1961 Major General A. S. Pathania War hero during Indo China war. Awarded Mahavir Chakra.
26.11.1961 Kalidas Nag Indian Historian, author & parliamentarian.
26.11.1961 Beatrice Wood Important American modernist artist.
16.04.1962 Zakir Hussain President of India.
20.12.1962 Vikram Seth Indian Novelist.
20.04.1963 John Kenneth Galbraith American ambassador.
08.01.1964 Speakers from the state of India.
12.04.1964 Governor of Bihar
09.01.1965 RussiMody Director of Personnel at Tata Steel. Later Chairman & managing director of Tata Steel.
30.12.1965 GianiZail Singh MLA Punjab.
12.01.1966 Rahul Bajaj Chairman of the Bajaj group.
05.08.1966 Govind Acharya Social activist & RSS Vijay Niketan.
29.10.1966 Shri Aditya Shumsher Jung BahadurRana Royal family of Nepal.
14.11.1966 Krishna Kumar Birla Indian industrialist. Coming to Quila House since 1939.
18.02.1967 H H The Jagadguru Sri SingeriShankracharya Religious personality.
17.04.1967 H H Maharaj Shri D. P. Pande with family SwaminarrayanBagh, Ahmedabad.
19.01.1968 VenNichidatsuFujii President of Japan Buddha Sangha and party.
09.03.1968 General & Rani Arjun Shumsher Royal family of Nepal.
18.04.1968 Raj Bhadur Indian Ambassador to Nepal.
27.10.1969 A. Uyama Ambassador of Japan to India.
05.06.1984 J. J. Irani MD Tata Steel.
03.10.1984 AnupJalota Indian Singer.
20.12.1984 Shyam Saran & Anita Saran Indian diplomat.
20.03.1985 B. K. Birla &Sarla Birla Indian Businessman.
29.03.1985 Trancred&Ellinor, BSEN Ambassador of Norway.
31.03.1985 Jean Et. Ambassador of Swizaland.
23.06.1985 Jit Paul Apeejay Calcutta based industrialist.
31.08.1985 Soli J. Sorabjee Indian jurist and former Attorney General of India.
15.11.1985 SonaliJalota now Rathod Indian playback singer.