Gora Kabristan, Lahore

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Gora Qabristan
Details
Location
Jail Road, Lahore, Punjab
CountryPakistan
TypeChristian
Size20 acres

The Gora Kabristan or Gora Cemetery (Punjabi/Urdu: گورا قبرِستان) in Lahore, Pakistan is the one of the oldest Christian cemetery in Lahore.

Location[edit]

It is located adjutant to Forman Christian College.

History[edit]

It was developed after establishment of British Raj in the Punjab Region as their primary Cemetery in Lahore. The name literally means the white graveyard. 'Gora' is an Urdu word and is used by Pakistanis to refer to light skinned or white people. Therefore, a more accurate translation would be "white people's graveyard." The term is not always necessarily used in a derogatory manner.

Notable interments[edit]

Headstone of Princess Bamba Sutherland (1869-1957), daughter of Maharajah Duleep Singh and granddaughter of Maharajah Ranjit Singh (2006)

Many notable personalities of British era and early Pakistani era are buried there, including

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