Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Alexander Graham Bell road

Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was an eminent scientist,inventor,engineer and innovator  who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone.
Many other inventions marked Bell's later life, including groundbreaking work in optical telecommunications, hydrofoils and aeronautics. In 1888, Alexander Graham Bell became one of the founding members of the National Geographic Society.
He was awarded and recognized all over the world.But how many of us know that in the early 1970's in India at malabar Hill a road was named in his honour.Even if some are aware of it they dont really take the pain to travel in through the history and facts of it's existence.I made inquires about this road from a Bombay Historian Mr.Deepak Roa who has lived and travelled with Bombay in all it's thick and thin.I was told in modern times it was rare to have a European personality's name to be called as a road in India ,it was the TELEPHONIC connection that he emphatically mentioned was the reason to name it The Alexander Graham Bell Road.
One may think why did i take interest in this road particularly,it was because since childhood i have been fascinated by these unexplored lanes of  life as well as reality.

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