23, Scott Lane

  • 23, Scott Lane, Calcutta

    23, Scott Lane, Calcutta

  • 23, Scott Lane, Calcutta

    23, Scott Lane, Calcutta

Sri Aurobindo resided for sometime at 23, Scott Lane in 1908.

  • Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Visit from Tilak

One day... a dignified looking Marwari arrived and asked to speak to Aurobindo. I requested him politely to come back in an hour. He was stubborn.
"Well, let me sit here in the drawing-room and chat with you. An hour will pass quickly...
Barely fifteen minutes had passed when Aurobindo Babu slowly came down the stairs... Recognizing the visitor from a distance he cried happily: "Tilak, it is you!"
I gave a start. Balgangadhar Tilak! I bowed down at his feet and apologized. He took my hands close to his chest and said: "Forgive you for what? You have not done anything wrong."
"Why did you not tell me at once that you were Balgangadhar Tilak? I would have called him down."

"I knew that. But I was aware that Aurobindo was resting."

From Memoirs of Abinash Chandra Bhattacharya

Commemorative Plaque

  • Commemorative Plaque at 23, Scott Lane
    Commemorative Plaque at 23, Scott Lane

Inscription

Sri Aurobindo resided for sometime at 23, Scott Lane in 1908.

15.August.1990

23, Scott Lane

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Landmarks

  • Bangabasi College (Main) at 19, Scott Lane
 


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