Ram Singh (architect)

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Bhai Ram Singh MVO was one of pre-partition Punjab's foremost architects, dominating the scene for nearly 2 decades.[1] Amongst his works is the Durbar Hall, Osborne House; Lahore Museum and Governor's House in Simla.

Mayo School of Arts[edit]

He was a student at the Mayo School of Arts (now National College of Arts), in Lahore.[2] Later, he also served as its principal from 1903 to 1913, as well as designing its building.[3]


Amongst Bhai Ram Singh's most famous works are: the Lahore Museum, the Mayo School of Arts, Aitchison College, Chamba House and Punjab University , all in Lahore.[1] In Simla, the Governor’s House and in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad), the College of Agriculture.[1] He also worked with John Lockwood Kipling to design the Durbar room in Osborne House (Queen Victoria's summer home on the Isle of Wight).[4]


  1. ^ a b c The Sunday Tribune - Books
  2. ^ The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Jalandhar Plus
  3. ^ Ali, S. Amjad Painters of Pakistan Islamabad: National book Foundation 1995 pg 34
  4. ^ Bhai Ram Singh working in Durbar Room English Heritage Prints. Retrieved 13 March 2011

Further reading[edit]

  • The Raj, Lahore and Bhai Ram Singh, by Pervaiz Vandal and Sajida Vandal, Lahore: National College of Arts, 2006.

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