[So many fond memories! So many lost members of the family enshrined in the annals of that center of culture in North India – the one and only Lucknow!!]
Proud Resident Peacock in Front Garden
of the Dass’s Family Home in Lucknow
For the record, Lucknow has always been known as a multicultural city that flourished as a cultural and artistic hub, and the seat of power of Nawabs in the 18th and 19th centuries. It continues to be an important center of governance, administration, education, commerce, aerospace, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, culture, tourism, music and poetry. Hindi is the main language of the city and Urdu is also widely spoken.
Lucknow is the center of SHIA ISLAM in India with the highest Shia population in India.
Lolita and I were regular visitors from Englewood, NJ, USA until illness took its toll each of the past three years forcing us to to cancel our air tickets for seeing our close family members during the lovely Lucknow spring season.
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