Lahore owes Hindu philanthropist Sir Ganga Ram more than it would care to admit.
He helped construct modern Lahore. His tenure as the executive engineer of the city is referred to as the Ganga Ram architectural period. Ganga Ram Hospital is just one of his achivements in Lahore.
Author Haroon Khalid discusses the role of this major philanthropist on the development of Lahore as a modern city.
Lahore, along with other major cities of British India, served as the canvas upon which this narrative was painted. The Lahore High Court, the museum, Post Office Building, Aitchison College, the Anglican Cathedral, and National College of Arts are a few of the several examples constructed following this hybrid tradition. In Lahore, all of these iconic structures were raised by Ganga Ram.