GULBARGA: Member of Dentist Association of America and Dentist of California Dr Alberto Taylor, the great grandson of Philip Meadows Taylor, commenced the journey of North-Karnataka from Sunday.
Dr Alberto Taylor arrived in the city on Sunday noon after visiting the world famous Mohammud Gawan Madarsa and fort in Bidar on Sunday morning.
He participated in an interactive programme with students of Sharanabasaveshwara Vidyavardhak Sangha here.
During the interaction, he told students that it is a matter of pride for him that people of this part of India still remember the service of his great grand father Medows Taylor at Surpur, even after more than a century.
He said that he has adoration for his great grand father Medows for his great work.
“Before coming to India I read books on him and written by him.
Medows introduced the glory of India to the entire world through his books,” Alberto Taylor said.
He said that it is a dream of his life to visit Surpur where at his great grand father worked for more than 10 years and built a beautiful monument ‘Taylor Manjil’ in memory of his (Dr.
Alberto’s) great grand mother Mery Taylor.
Alberto will visit Taylor Manjil and stay there on Monday.
He will visit Bonal Tank and palace of Surpur.
On Tuesday, he will visit the tomb of Mary Taylor at Lingsugur and visit Hampi and Bijapur.
Director of Surpur Itihaasa Samshodhana Kendra (History Research Centre of Surpur) Bhaskar Rao Madbul said that the centre is doing its best to introduce the history of Surpur to the people.
The centre is celebrating ‘Victory Day’ on February 8 commemorating the day the warriors of Surpur killed a British officer in a war.
The centre is also striving hard to protect and preserve the historical monuments of Surpur.
Noted Advocate Mallikarjun Nisti was present on the occasion.