Immediately’s Google doodle is concerning the Anglo-Indian traveler, Sake Dean Mahomed. It was on today 225 years in the past when Mahomed grew to become the primary Indian creator to publish a ebook in English.

Together with being a traveler, Mahomed was additionally a surgeon and entrepreneur and some of the famend early non-European migrants to the West. Mahomed launched the idea of shampoo baths and Indian delicacies to Europe. It was in 1810 when Mahomed opened the primary Indian restaurant in England, referred to as the Hindoostane Espresso Home in George Avenue, close to Portman Sq., Central London. Nevertheless, the restaurant needs to be closed down as a result of monetary difficulties which Mohamed was going through.

He died in 1851 at 32 Grand Parade, Brighton. Mohamed was buried in a grave at St Nicholas’ Church, Brighton. He had been largely forgotten within the historical past books, till the scholar and poet Alamgir Hashmi began to attract consideration to him within the 70s and 80s.

First Printed: Jan 15, 2019 11:22 IST


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