Click Here to go to the ARTICLES PAGE to see the list of gardens and learn more about this exciting project. Robin Humphries, Reunion Convenor may be contacted at [email protected] Sadly we have been advised by Joydeep Barua that his father Pradyut Kumar Barua passed away in Calcutta on Thursday, the 23rd December 2017.
Richard Leitch celebrated his 60th birthday with family and freinds at the heritage bungalows of Wild Mahseer, located amidst the lush green plantations of the Adabbarie Tea Estate. Pradyut Kumar Barua spent over 22 years in Tea (Empire Plantations & Singlo Tea Co) from the mid-sixties to mid-eighties and was known to most as Ranju.
Digby was a fellow member of this small ‘family’ of ex-India hands, who reside in Norfolk, Suffolk and North Essex.
Bill Henderson wrote with the sad news that Keith Taylor, ex Single Tea Company in the 1960s, died in Cape Town, South Africa in December last year.
Hamish Young wrote to tell us the sad news of the death of Mrs Suresh Thukral on 26th March at her home in New Delhi. Sudha, as she was known, was the wife of Suresh Thukral who served both a a manager and superintendent with Duncan Bros. Photographer Nikhil Kapur has photographed nearly 140 gardens in Darjeeling, Dooars and Terai with the intention of publishing a book highlighting the architecture, lifestyle and history of these tea estates.
He is looking for information about specific gardens. Registration opens at 1100 hrs with lunch being served at 1300 hrs and closing at 1700hrs. Click Here to go the Renunions Page for full details. Please contact the editor at [email protected] somebody wants to get in touch with you.
To read more click here to go to Obituaries FIBIS member Eileen Hewson has very kindly given us around one hundred photographs of graves in Assam taken in 2004-2005.
These have now been indexed and uploaded to the FIBIS database website.
Does any one know how tea companies with gardens in Pakistan and India were affected, for that matter the jute industry.
Any anecdotes from planters and their families would be very welcome .