Monday, 25 August 2014

Durga Shah Municipal Public Library Nainital

The Durga Shah Municipal Public Library establshed before the Independence of India by late Shri Mohan Lal Shah in the year 1933 - 34 when there was no public library in Nainital...

Durga Shah Municipal Public Library was made by the money donated by late Shri Mohan Lal Shah and the name was kept after his father late Shri Durga Lal Shah as the Durga Lal Shah Public Library. After sometime this library was counted among the best libraries in Northen India with a collection of various priceless and different varieties of books...

Later the president of Municipal Board changed the name to Municipal Public Library by saying that the municipal board gives more money for the purchase of books every year than what Shri. Mohan Lal Shah had donated. Shri. Mohan Lal Shah did'nt cash the cheque and returned it to the municiple board. Later on 30th August 1946 the name of the library was renamed back as the Durga Lal Shah Municipal Public Library by the order of the U.P. government...

Thus the work of Shri Mohan Lal Shah brought true colours for the people 0f Nainital and they still avail the facilities of this Library and take it as the bles
sings of Shri Mohan Lal Shah. 

Front View of Library 

Back Side view

Inside Library

Outside Library

 Notice Boards

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Film Madhumati Shoot in Nainital – 1956-57

 For the first time in the history of Nainital, a full-fledged film unit descended from Bombay with iconic figures like Bimal Roy, Dilip Kumar, Vyjayantimala, Johnny Walker and Pran.  The occasion was the shooting of the feature film Madhumati – the first ever film shot in the Kumaon hills in the year 1956-57. 

Two rare pictures of this movie shoot...

 Dilip Kumar with Local Women