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    My AlmaMater K E M  Hospital

    My AlmaMater K.E.M. Hospital

     Mumbai, the financial capital of India and a bustling city of over 18 million people was home city of Niti and I. Niti did her entire education there,I did my postgraduate degree in Medicine there with almost every yearly visit to the family in Mumbai prior to that from earliest childhood, Even after not having lived there for 50 years it still remains our favourite city with many many life long memories.Mumbai was originally a fishing village and local fishermen worshiped goddess Mumba Devi. From that the name Mumbai originated. Present day city is built on 7 islands. The islands were coalesced in 1784.. Earliest settlers were Mauryas in 3rd. Century BC when it was transformed into Buddhist colony. Today also relics of this are seen in Kanheri caves and on Elephanta island. By earlier accounts it was a center of commerce with Persia and Egypt.In 1661 the marriage of Charles II of England and Catherine of Portugal placed Mumbai in British possession.Over the years the multiethnic communities have played significant part in making Mumbai as we know today.Today the land reclamation it the southern end and some of the eastern and western parts of the island has expanded the land mass . A narrow causeway separates Northern part of Mumbai with the souther island of Mumbai.So many of the landmarks of the city and their British names are still prevalent in minds of Mumbaikar. Although the official names have been changed. Who can forget Flora Fountain,Victoria Terminus or Victoria Garden, Marine Drive, Ballard pier etc.I have tried to present the important photos of Mumbai which played significant role in our days in Mumbai.As they say " Mumbai Meri Jaan "......

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