Talk:Bhikaiji Cama

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I am wondering what the correct first name of the lady is. I have always believed it to be "Bhikaji" not "Bhikaiji," and have never before come across the 'Bhikai' version. I initially imagined a spelling mistake, but on googling, I find:

  • as many as 16,400 hits for "Bhikaiji Cama"
  • as against 53,600 for "Bhikaji Cama"

What is more widespread need not necessarily be correct. AFAIK, "Bhika" is a male first name in the Gujarat/Rajasthan region -- is Bhikai possibly the female version, in some sections? The name itself is such a nice old typical, outdated name that I am anxious for WP to be accurate. ImpuMozhi 22:28, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

yep, on both counts. Bhika=male, Bhikai=female. Those 53,600 webpages are wrong, and the WP article and IndiaPost page are correct.
And yes, it has a lovely old fashioned down-to-earth ring to it. :) -- Fullstop 07:46, 26 July 2007 (UTC)