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History

 

The History of Torrentium Lodge goes as early as 1898.

          Whereas Mr. W.J.Litster, C.I.E., owned and possessed the Property known as’ Torrentium Lodge’ Shimla East, and he gifted the same to his daughter, Mary Kathleen Young on the 17th of May , 1918.

The following Conveyance elaborates the History:-

          THIS CONVEYANCE made this 28th of September, 1945, Between Sir Ganga Ram Trust Society, Lahore, having its registered Office, at The Mall Lahore, through Mr.Girdhari Lal Gupta Assistant Secretary and Attorney of L. Jaishi Ram, one of the Trustees and Joint Secretary, here in after referred to as the Vendors, representatives or assigns of the first part and Messer’s Mela Ram & Jagat Ram Sons of L. Indar Mal, Proprietors of Messrs Indar Mal Ram, General Merchant, Shimla East, hereinafter referred to as the Purchasers.

         Whereas Mr. W.J.Litster, C.I.E., owned and possessed the Property known as’ Torrentium Lodge’ Shimla East, and he gifted the same to his daughter, Mary Kathleen Young on the 17th of May , 1918 in the office of Sub-Registrar, Shimla, and whereas the Said Mary Kathleen Young sold the said property ‘Torrentium Lodge ‘on the 14th of April 1926, to Sir Ganga Ram by a registered deed of sale, on the 16th day of April 1926 for Rs.24,000/-. And on the death of Sir Ganga Ram the matter about the succession to the other and the said property was referred by his heirs to the Arbitration of Raja Jawala Pershad who by his Award dated the 3rd of December. 1927, gave the said ‘Torrentium Lodge’ to Sir Ganga Ram Trust Society, on the 7th December, 1927 in the office of Sub-Registrar, Lahore AND WHEREAS it was difficult to manage the said property from Lahore and the Trustees having considered it advisable to sell the said property and invest the amount elsewhere to get a better yield. And the Trustees Sir Ganga Ram Trust Society by their Resolution dated 27th March, 1945, passed in their meeting held at the Trust Office at Lahore resolved to sell the said property for a consideration of Rs.28,000/-to the said Purchasers and whereas in pursuance of the said resolution and the agreement entered with the Purchasers, the Vendors applied to the District judge, Lahore for permission to sell the property hereby conveyed and authorized L. Jaishi Ram, one of the Trustees and Joint Secretary of the said Society to execute and register a special power of Attorney in favour of Mr. Girdhari Lal Gupta, authorizing him to execute and register the sale deed and receive the completion of the sale deed and the aforesaid L. Jaishi Ram by a special power of attorney executed on the 3rd September 1945, and registered in the Office of the Sub-Registrar, Lahore.

          On the 6th of September, 1945, authorized Mr. Girdhari Lal Gupta to execute and register the sale-deed in favour of the purchasers and receive the consideration on behalf of the said Vendor. Now this deed of sale witnesses as follows: That in pursuance of the said agreement with the Purchasers and in consideration of the sum of Rs.28000. The Vendors as owners hereby transfer to the purchasers by way of absolute sale all that property known as ‘Torrentium Lodge’ situate in Shimla East, with outhouses, stable with all furniture, fitting,& fixture.

 

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