Friday, February 28, 2014

The Original Seven Bungalows-1950's AND NOW

seven bugalow@versova ,Mumbai aerial photo circa 1950Image result for seven bungalows 1940
The round seven bungalows garden-named 'DN garden'  in memory of Dadabhoy Nawroji's bungalow which was near, can be seen as a  round lake-

the present day 'nana nani' park(which was built later in 1990's) was a long line of coconut trees (seen as 3 lines of coconut trees) in front of the bungalows.

The huts near the lake (now -7 BUNGALOW/(DNgarden) were occupied by East Indian Christians,many of whom are still  staying in same place but in high rise buildings

salt pans(to the right) and tidal area were covered by high tide ,upto 4 bungalows .(in case of a tidal wave or tsunami in the future it may be covered by water again,because it is below sea level)

The two isolated huts seen  in front of the lake near the salt pan were later in 1980 bought by Raheja builders and made into spring leaf society where the present day costa coffee restaurant is now

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Costa Coffee (Versova), Mumbai |now cafe coffee day

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Costa Coffee (Versova)


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  And now
the garden can be seen as a bunch of trees surrounded by high rise buildings;the open ground is versova welfare school ground

 
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Below an original bungalow -which belonged to Indian national congress founder-Dadabhoy Nowroji (D.N.)


BELOW-THE LAST REMAINING BUNGALOW CAN BE SEEN EVEN NOW-[ Original name-Shanti Nivas also known as Nazeneen bakery]WAITING FOR A BUILDER TO DESTROY IT]


Nazneen Bakery in Seven Bungalows

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    37 comments:

cherie said...

October 1, 2010 at 6:53 AM

My wonderful husband gave me a gift of returning to Juhu where I lived as a child. We lived in one of the seven bungalows between 1958 and 1963 I was between the ages of 2 to 7 then and am now in my fifties. I have wonderful memories of the bungalow, the beach,sea and mangrove trees. It is all very different now, we did find Seven Bungalow Gardens but did now know there was one remaining bungalow left or would have called in to say hello. Juhu is very different now and it was difficult finding our way around. However we had a wonderful trip and walked all the way along Juhu beach which was great.

Deepak Jeswal said...

December 22, 2010 at 10:08 AM

Could you tell where exactly this is. BTW, love this area

Big Sandwich Company said...

August 17, 2011 at 7:09 AM

Since Childhood, I was been told that These Seven Bungalows belong to seven brothers ages back..... I was been told about this by grandfather.... as he was Son of one of these brother.... I have never visited these bunglows yet.... But I wish tooooo

AG said...

February 3, 2012 at 2:06 PM

A very well written post regarding Seven Bunglows.It takes me down the memory lane.I was born in Seven bunglows and spent my entire childhood there. The area was very aptly given the name Seven bungalows...there indeed were Seven bungalows along a straight stretch of road which ended in a dead end leading down to the sea.The whole area was surrounded with mangroves and the sea came in whenever there was a high tide..

There were indeed seven bungalows and each of them is very clearly etched in my mind.

The first bungalows used to be right at the corner beginning of the road.It was somewhat a bit secluded from the road-[1]Kaikei Villa,

the second was Talati Bunglows,followed by

 [3]Rus Cottage,then came 

[4]Jasbir Villa - followed by

 [5]Gulistaan,

[6]Vijay Bhawan,

[7]Shanti Nivas(Where Naze -neen bakery is)

There was only a single bus serving this area.It used to start from Andhweri west Railway station and had a route number 251.A very few families lived here and everyone knew the other.Any new comer in the area was instantly the centre of curiosity.Well there are memories and those were the days the memories of which can only be shared and treasured by some who were a part of those days.I sometimes get lost in the past and it makes me sad to see how time has destroyed this paradise.All the families from those days are clearly in my mind..It will be nice to hear and exchange some more memories with you all.Cherie it would be nice to know in which bungalow did you stay in.Do write maybe we could share some memories.Please do comment. memories.

AG said...

February 18, 2012 at 8:52 AM

There have been many individuals who were born here and have spent their childhood in this area.It would be a very nice experience if they could all write something about those days-it would have a very pleasant experience for all of us.Me?Well as I have mentioned before I too was from this area.

Those days there were just seven bunglows around and there was just one road which ended in a dead end.Towards the end of the road was an old English school.The whole area was owned by a single family-the De-Souza family.As far as my memory goes they were two brothers and a sister.Out of the three only one brother was married while the other two siblings were spinsters.

There was also a church behind the bunglow Shanti Nivas where the bakery now stands.Every Sunday morning there was a early morning mass which was attended by all the Christina families in the area.They all dressed in the Sunday best and attended the mass without fail.Summer holidays were the best-we had a free run of the whole area

.Exploring the area,criss crossing the wet marshes where the sea used to flow in during the high tide.The sea also played a very important part in the neighbourhood.The edges of Seven Bunglows were covered with mangrove marshes and a lot of the fisherfolk or Kolhis as they were called used to cut these mangrove trees and use them as firewood.The force of the high tides was absorbed by these mangrove trees and they prevented coastal erosion

.Festivals specially Holi was celebrated with great vigour in the area.I remember people used to go from one house to another calling out their friends and the whole crowd kept on increasing until afternoon when finally they all went to the seashore for a bath.I have mentioned a crowd but it was hardly anything maybe agroup of some twenty five people or so as the whole neighbour hood was very sparesely populated.

There was a tradedy which took place one Holi and I still do recollect it.There was a Panjabi family staying there in Gulistan bunglow they had three sons.One of them had gone around in a group playing holi and they had ended up at four bunglows.It was already late in the afternoon and all the kids were in a hurry to reach back home.They decieded to walk back but this Punjabi boy thought that it would be faster to reach home by swimming across the creek.It was'nt a wise decision as the high tide rolled in and his foot got entangled in the mangrove marshes and he drowned.The other kids reached back home safely.He was the only one missing.His mother was worried and a search was conducted in the whole area.It was only until late in the evening that a fisherman came and said that he had located a boys body with its foot entangled in the mangroves.A flock of sea birds had been circling the area and this is what had drawn his attention.The whole area was plunged into sadness.The Punjabi family was devastated.Later on they left the area and went back to their native place as the Mother could no longer bear to stay in the neighbourhood.there are many such incidents which are clear in my memory>I am sure there must be many more such happenings which can be recollected by our other readers.It would be nice if we could put up some old pictures of those times in this blog.I do look forward to see some more comments and I hope I shall not be disappointed.

saurabha said...

February 26, 2012 at 7:08 AM

This bungalow is located on the nana-nani park stretch. On the road which ends up at the intersection of the Seven Bungalows garden adjoining the now WTF and Mia Cucina

AG said...

March 2, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Another weekend and yet another look at my favourite blog-Seven Bungalows.It is a pity that there has been no other comment added since the last time I had visited this blog.I was hoping that there would be some other people who would have commented and added on some other memories here.Anyway I hope that there will be some more comments soon.

Me-On my part I will add a few more notes.

There was a old bunglow here in Seven Bunglows it was names Gulistaan.It belonged to one of yesteryears famous bollywoood actress Geeta Bali.A very kind,level headed and down to earth personality.She was one of the most famous actresses of yesteryear.She was married to Shammi Kapoor and the marriage took place in Seven Bunglows.After her marriage she moved away and this bunglow was then occupied by her sister whose name I cannot recall now....but everyone called her Bibaji.A very respectful name.She had two kids a daughter and a son.Her daughter was Yogita Bali also a famous actress and Jayjaykar her brother.I used to be a small boy those days but I still have very clear memories about them,I used to be one of the kids who had friends in Gulistaan and I used to visit them regularly.

Then there was Premnath-how can one forget him.He too was a famour actor and he stayed just behind Gulistaan in the bunglow called Sea-Shell.He was somewhat eccentric and was a regular source of entertainment to all the residents of this neighbour hood.One also recalls a building called Havana-which is still there.

On the top floor of the building the third floor to be precise there stayed Saarika-of the Geet gata Chal fame.She was a child artiste who grew up to be a very pretty girl and then  starred in some very memorable and hit movies.

These were some of the star personalities who stayed in Seven bunglows.Now I think I have said enough and shall be back here again after a week for some more memories of Seven bunglows.Hope some other readers will also comment and make this blog more interesting.

AG said...

March 15, 2012 at 10:47 PM

there have been no new comments on this blog and it does look dis-appointing.I am sure that there are very many people who have been visiting this thread but have not bothered to leave behind any comments.It is necessary for you to leave a comment folks as otherwise this blog with is hoisted for free may soon have to wind up.

So once for all please do comment to show that there is activity here.Hope to see some comments soon.......

AG said...

April 15, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Once again I am back and am disappointed that there have been no new comments added to this chain of comments on Seven Bungalows. Well let us once again take a journey in to the past say around forty years back.this was the time when the suburbs were somewhat isolated from the center of the city or Churchgate.

Those days Seven bungalows was surrounded by heavy thick mangroves and the sea used to come rolling in during the high tide

.Somehwere at this time there started a spate of robberies.The thieves used to come from the sea by boat during the high tide and after making a successful bid in one of the bungalows they used to escape back into the sea by using their boat.It was during this time that the owners of these bungalows asked for police protection.Accordingly the police despatched a couple of their constables to patrol the beach at night so that the thieves could not make an escape in case if the bungalow owners sounded the alarm.It was during one of the nights that two constables were patrolling the wide open beach holding a torch and suddenly they were shot at from one of the bungalows.They hastily put off the torch they were holding as it was clear that some one was aiming at the torch.Hurridely they came to the location from where the shot had been fired and they found an old parsi gentleman holding an ancient double barrel gun.He was a bit surprised when he saw the constables come walking.He apologised and said that eh had shot aat them thinking that the thieves were at work on the deserted beach.Such were those days.

In the 70's when smuggling was at its peak-smuggled contraband was  also offloaded at the beach.There was no police outpost anywhere in Seven Bungalows .The nearest Police station was in Andheri which was almost three and a half miles away.There were just a couple of telephones in the whole area-So you can imagine how difficult it must have been in those days.readers please do comment and recollect any past incidents and share them with us.All comments are welcome

bmmann said...

May 16, 2012 at 7:10 AM  

I have a few things to add ;-the seven bungalows were built around 1870 .the reason was people were running away from a plague epidemic of 1870-en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombay_plague_epidemicThose days there were absolutely no medicines and treatment for PLAGUE .only way to escape was to run away .the bungalows mostly belonged to rich Parsis of Bombay;before it was sold off to film stars in 1950-1960 era;like Geetha bali and premnath;as mentioned above.

for the Christians of this area ,their fear was over come by installing stone crosses on the road .one such stone cross still survives near seven bungalow taxi stand .their belief was  epidemic will not advance beyond the cross! 

SIMILAR CROSSES INSTALLED DURING 1870 TO STOP CHOLERA CAN BE SEEN ALL OVER THE WESTERN SUBURBS.LUCKILY CHOLERA NEVER AFFECTED PEOPLE OF THE SEVEN BUNGALOWS AND VESAVE(VERSOVA) VILLAGE .BUT EVEN AFTER INSTALLATION OF STONE CROSS ,IT AFFECTED ANDHERI EAST AND PEOPLE ABANDONED THEIR CHURCH [ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH] AND RAN AWAY . THE CHURCH IS NOW IN A VERY DILAPIDATED CONDITION ,INSIDE SEEPZ COMPOUND .ABOUT SEVEN BUNGALOWS:-FIRST THERE WERE 7 BUNGALOWS :-LATER OTHER BUNGALOWS CAME AROUND .ONE BUNGALOW WHICH WAS SITUATED AT A LOWER LEVEL ,BEYOND THE LAST SEVEN BUNGALOW WAS OCCUPIED BY MR,D'SOUZA .HE WAS A RETIRED HIGH OFFICIAL IN THE POLICE .NOW THAT BUNGALOW HAS BEEN CONVERTED INTO A MODERN BUNGALOW BY RAHEJA BUILDERS WHICH CAN BE SEEN AS THE FRONT PROTRUSION PART OF OCEANIC BUILDING .

WHEN THE ORIGINAL BUNGALOW OF MR D'SOZA WAS STANDING THAT AREA USED TO COME UNDER HIGH TIDE SEA WATER in 1980

MR TALATI'S BUNGALOW[HE WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PARSIS] WAS THE SECOND BUNGALOW FROM SEVENBUNGALOW CORNER .IT HAS BEEN CONVERTED INTO EMBASSY TOWERS BUILDING IN 1990.

RAJENDRANATH'S BUNGALOW WAS CONVERTED INTO SEA SHELL 1 AND 2.-

THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON EVER TO BE A RESIDENT OF SEVEN BUNGALOW WAS MR DADABhai NAOROJI Image result for MR DADABhai NAOROJI 

,WHO HELPED ESTABLISH THE NOW RULING PARTY'INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS PARTY' IN 1885 AND BECAME THE FIRST PRESIDENT IF INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS IN 1886.

HIS BUNGALOW KNOWN AS THE 'SANDS' WAS SITUATED ON THE BEACH BEFORE IT WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1980,S TO MAKE A BUILDING , WHICH IS BEHIND NEW ALPHA BUILDING AND 'JEWEL MAHAL' .

THE MOST SHAMEFUL HISTORY OF SEVEN BUNGALOW WAS WHEN HIS BUNGALOW WAS ALLOWED TO BE DEMOLISHED BY A  CONGRESS PARTY GOVERNMENT ,A PARTY FOUNDED BY DADA BHAI.

THERE WAS A BUNGALOW NEXT TO PRESENT SAGAR KANYA BUILDING ;KNOWN AS THE GWALIOR PALACE BUILDING .IT WAS A GRAND BUILDING BUT DEMOLISHED TO MAKE A MULTISTORY BUILDING IN 1980'S-- CALLED MANU APARTMENTS AND SURROUNDING BUILDINGS

OF THE LATER BUNGALOWS ONLY DARIA MAHAL SURVIVES 

OF THE ORIGINAL BUNGALOWS ALSO ONE SURVIVES; THE BUILDERS CLAWS

AG said...

May 20, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Nice to read a new comment and also to know a bit more about the history of Seven Bungalows.In fact no one could have even thought of the significance of these crosses at various locations in the locality.There is another cross situated in between the two buildings Oceanic and Tropicana.This cross is rumoured to make all your wishes come true.A lot of people have faith in it and come regularly to light candles and pray here.

Now regarding the D Souza family well they were two brothers and a sister.The eldest one (I think) was the one who was with the Police department-the second one was the one who together with his sister used to run the English school from their bunglow.According to rumours their Dad was employed as a cook by some high ranking British Official.When India attained its Independence and all the Britishers were being thrown out of India this British official "Gifted" the whole of Seven Bungalows which belonged to him to his cook-Mr.De Souza.

Here I would like readers to comment and confirm if they too heard something like this.It will be nice if readers comment on the past of Seven Bunglows.It will make interesting reading.

bmmann said...

June 8, 2012 at 10:49 PM  

As far as i heard of; mr.Dsouza; was high ranking retd: police officer who died in late 1980's in Malabar hill area, somewhere.

He was a land owner/land lord of seven bungalows area;with his land extending from his bungalow (now oceanic building) all the way to the taxi stand of seven bungalows.Raheja builder bought plots of land from him and made sea crest and later spring leaf buildings

can get more details ,sure, from the many catholic Christians who now live around HAVANA building there

There was another christian land owner known as 'JOSEPH PATIL'.HIS LAND WAS TAKEN OVER BY SLUMS AND NOW KNOWN AS JOSEPH PATIL WADI SLUMS;also known as juje patil wadi ;adjacent to fishery department at seven bungalows

in fact seven bungalow of olden time was a mixture of parsis in their 7 bungalows,catholic Christians(east Indian Christians) with their toddy business near the seven bungalow park(not nana nani park which was built much later in 1990's.)

This park had a board mentioning its name as "dada bhai nowroji garden " because it was situated next to the "sands' bungalow of Dada bhai nowroji. I heard older residents saying that this park was a small lake before it became a garden.

THERE WAS NO SLUMS ON THE BEACH TILL 1970 EXCEPT A VERY FEW HUTS BELONGING TO THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS OF BOMBAY- THE KOLIS/FISHER MEN .DURING THE FIRST JANATHA PARTY GOVT RULE IN 1970'S THE SLUMS APPEARED ,SINCE THEN DUE TO POLITICAL SUPPORT THE SLUMS HAVE SPREAD QUIET A DISTANCE TOWARDS VERSOVA VILLAGE.

I HEARD OLDER INHABITANTS OF SEVEN BUNGALOWS SAYING THAT THIS AREA WAS A VERY-VERY QUIET AREA.IN FACT THEY COULD HEAR,THE ONLY HORSE CARRIAGE ALL THE WAY FROM 4 BUNGALOWS AT NIGHTImage result for horse carriage of bombay 1900

 IN SEVEN BUNGALOW .ALSO JUST ONE BUS SHUTTLE SERVICE (NO:251) BETWEEN ANDHERI STATION AND VERSOVA,

THE PRESENT LOKHANDWALA AREA USED TO COME UNDER HIGH TIDE SEA DAILY ;THE HIGH TIDE SEA USED TO COME UP TO "BON BON JUNCTION"AND MODEL TOWN AREA FROM VERSOVA SIDE.

BUILDING "SANJAY ENCLAVE" NEAR TAXI STAND ;WAS A LAKE WHICH EXTENDED QUIET DISTANCE TOWARDS VERSOVA.

MOST BUILDINGS OF "SEVEN","FOUR" AND LOKHANDWALA ARE LOW LYING AREAS; IN DANGER OF INUNDATION BY WATER IF A TSUNAMI OR HEAVY RAINS HIT.

AS FAR AS I KNOW THERE WAS NO ;NOT SURE;EUROPEAN/ENGLISH MAN STAYING IN ONE OF THE BUNGALOWS OF SEVEN BUNGALOWS 

I THINK THERE IS ONE VERY OLD BUNGALOW STILL EXISTING NEAR TO LAST BUNGALOW AS MENTIONED BY YOU AS NAZ-NEEN BAKERY/SHANTINIVAS. THIS UNSEEN AND UNKNOWN BUNGALOW IS NEXT TO TALATI BUILDINGS(NOW TALATI TOWER),THERE IS A SMALL ROAD GOING INSIDE ,JUST WIDE ENOUGH FOR A CAR .WHEN YOU GO ABOUT 100 FEET INSIDE THROUGH THIS LANE YOU REACH THIS BUNGALOW .I HAVE SEEN IT A FEW YEARS BACK.IT WAS OCCUPIED BY THE OWNERS  OF LION PENCIL COMPANY. ;NOW A NEW TOWER HAS COME ADJACENT TO THIS BUNGALOW .BECAUSE IT CAN BE REACHED ONLY BY A PRIVATE ROAD/LANE;I HAVE NOT GONE INSIDE TO ENQUIRE RECENTLY; WHETHER THE BUNGALOW IS STILL IN EXISTENCE

THERE WERE A LOT OF SANATORIUM BUNGALOWS NEAR WHERE THE PRESENT DAY ICICI BANK IS SITUATED.THESE SANATORIUMS WERE USED BY T.B. PATIENTS.THOSE DAYS THERE WAS NO TREATMENT FOR T.B. EXCEPT TO STAY IN A SANTORIUM NEAR A SEA SHORE !!!.

bmmann said...

June 8, 2012 at 10:57 PM  

NEXT I WILL WRITE ABOUT ARMY CAMPS IN SEVEN BUNGALOWS ;DURING SECOND WORLD WAR.

bmmann said...

June 9, 2012 at 1:29 AM  

http://oldphotosbombay.blogspot.in/2012/01/daria-mahalversova-mumbai.html

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THE ABOVE GIVES A PHOTO OF 'DARIA MAHAL' ,ONE OF THE LATER BUNGALOWS OF 7 BUNGALOW AREA ;MUMBAI

THE AREA IN FRONT OF 'DARIA MAHAL' IS KNOWN AS PICNIC COTTAGE AREA ;WHERE LONG AGO PEOPLE USED TO COME FOR PICNIC.THIS AREA IS ALSO KNOWN AS MACHLIMAR NAGAR AREA.

http://wikimapia.org/246680/Sagar-Sanjog- 

GOOGLE MAP OF SAGAR SANJOG BUILDING :-THe original picnic cottage 

and one of the bungalows .the first film of hema malani " sapno ka saudagar" was shot at "sun n sea" opp sagar sangog and this building was built before

 "avinash"[THE FIRST TOWER OF SEVEN BUNGALOWS1980]

DURING SECOND WORLD WAR PERIOD {1940-1945} THIS WHOLE AREA WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE ARMY,THE BRITISH WERE WORRIED ABOUT A SUDDEN LANDING HERE BY JAPANESE SOLDIERS.

MANY SMALL BUNGALOW TYPE BARRRACK WERE MADE HERE DURING THAT PERIOD FOR THE INDIAN AND BRITISH ARMY TO STAY.ONE CAN SEE STILL MANY OF THESE BARRACK TYPE BUNGALOWS THERE;AROUND THE WIDE MAIDAN/PLAYGROUND.

ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE TOUCHING SEA ARE ALSO MANY PRIVATE BUNGALOWS MADE LATER.ONE SUCH BUNGALOW IS BEHIND THE ICICI BUILDING AND ONE NEXT TO IT, WITH CLOSED, BIG WOODEN GATES(BEHIND QUARTER DECK BUILDING )

ONE REMAINING SANATORIUM BUILDING (MADE OF ROCK STONE- WALLS)SURVIVES JUST OPPOSITE QUARTER DECK TOWER .

ATLANTIS WAS A BUNGALOW OF A PARSI -NOT ORIGINAL SEVEN BUNGALOWS, BUT OLD.

NEXT TO ATLANTIS THERE WERE 2; SMALL BUNGALOWS OCCUPIED BY CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN FAMILIES .ONE WAS KNOWN AS CANVERA .THIS WAS ACQUIRED BY RAHEJA BUILDERS IN 1982 FOR 5 LAKH AND THE PRESENT BUILDING OF CANVERA WAS MADE.

NEXT TO THAT STERLING WAS ALSO A SMALL BUNGALOW ; ACQUIRED BY RAVI BUILDERS AND MADE INTO STERLING APARTMENTS {ORIENT BANK BUILDING)

NEXT TO THAT 'PINK APARTMENTS' THERE WAS A HUT ,THE BUILDER GOT PERMISSION FROM THE HUT OWNER SOMEHOW AND THE TWO BUILDINGS OF PINK APARTMENT CAME UP.OPPOSITE PINK APARTMENT THERE IS STILL A BUNGALOW OCCUPIED BY CHRISTIAN FAMILY 

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SMALL BUNGALOWS TOUCHING SEA ;FROM QUARTER DECK TOWER TO VERSOVA END OF JP ROAD- SIGNAL .I HAVE NO DETAILS AS TO WHOM THESE BUNGALOWS BELONG

 Aram Nagar, Versova

Ganesh Mandir Aaram NagarNestled in the back lanes of busy and affluent lanes of posh Versova in Andheri (West) is the sleepy neighbourhood of Aram Nagar. Once home to British barracks, Aram Nagar is now one of the few, rare localities in Mumbai with bungalows of leisure. Aram Nagar is divided into Parts 1 & 2 and is spread over an area of 40 acres. Today, the occupants of the 300-odd cottages include many photography and casting studios and offices of some of the leading lights of the Hindi film industry. Aram Nagar is one of the few locations in Mumbai where you can meet artists, teachers, yoga experts and NGO workers functioning out of leafy courtyards. The old bungalows with a simple brick structure and asbestos roofs may seem old-fashioned to some but for many they offer the best escape from the anxieties of life in Mumbai.

AG said...

June 13, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Really nice to read these new comments from Mr.Bmmann-it shows that there are indeed some people who love to remember those good old days and those un-forgetable memories of Seven Bunglows.As I have mentioned before I too was born here in Seven bunglows and spent my whole childhood here.

Those days were wonderful,those people were sincere and honest.There was'nt a single robbery or rape case in the area.People knew each another.

There were just two grocery shops in the area.the first one was the Dedhia's shop located on the way to the seashore just after Cafe Marina and the other grocery shop was the AJ Shah store which was next to the Seven bunglows cross just besides the taxi stand.All residents were dependent on these two shops for their daily needs.

Then there were just two restaurants one was a bit high class one called Cafe Marina owned and run by the Godhino family.A very honest and up right family

.The other one was a somewhat sloppy restaurant owned by Mr.Shetty at the corner of the road which takes a turn and then continues on to Versova.Mr.Shetty was a very "resourceful" individual who was a self made man.From a humble beginning of a open air restaurant he made it into a Beer Bar and a bakery as well.Unfortunately after his death his sons could no longer carry on the buisness as their father was the main guiding soul behind the whole affair.They preferred the easy way of selling out and moving away.I shall write some more in the next few days.I hope there will be some more comments soon from you all..

SSS said...

June 16, 2012 at 7:17 AM

AG

You know a lot about the history and past of 7 B.

I was born there too, 1965, and recall a lot of stories an vivid images of that place.

BTW I lived at Talati Cottage and the punjabi boy who drowned, I recall he was called baba. I was told his story every time I went to the beach .

We original residents of 7 bungalows should stay in touch

SSS said...

June 16, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Correction 

babla, not baba

AG said...

June 17, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Nice to hear from you SSS and to meet someone who was also born in Seven Bunglows.

Talati cottage....yes I too remember that bunglow.I used to pass it on our way to Church every Sunday Morning.Those days there was no pollution,the mornings were crisp and chilly and we used to go to church for the early morning mass.We used to pass all the old bunglows and it was a very nice feeling.Somehow at that time we always used to think that Seven Bunglows would not change-we never imagined how drastic the change would be.

It will really be nice of the old residents of Seven Bunglows would keep in touch via this blog and tell each other of their old memories.So you also were told about this boy Babla who drowned.Parents always repeated this story to their kids so that they would not do something as dangerous as what this poor boy did.I remember we used to go to the sea shore and this scary story often prevented us from being drowned.Well I do hope to read some more posts on this blog.Keep writing and hope to hear from you again soon.

bmmann said...

July 8, 2012 at 8:53 AM  

A FEW MORE LINES ABOUT 7B: 

BETWEEN THE PRESENT DAY HDFC BANK OF SEVEN BUNGALOWS AND SAMEER NIVAS IS NOW AN EMPTY SPACE .IT WAS ONCE A POSH BUNGALOW NAMED 'Parchaiyaan' (Shadows)AND BELONGED TO MR.Sahir Image result for MR.Sahir LudhianviLudhianvi ;popular Urdu poet and Hindi lyricist and songwriter.He won the Filmfare Award twice, in 1964 and 1977, and in 1971 was awarded the Padma Shri. HE DIED IN 1980 DUE TO OLD AGE AND PNEUMONIA .HIS BUNGALOW WAS LATER OCCUPIED BY DR.R.P. KAPOOR ;THE FIRST ALLOPATHIC DOCTOR OF SEVEN BUNGALOWS .AFTER THE DEATH OF DR R.P. KAPOOR AROUND 1990 THE BUNGALOW REMAINED UNOCCUPIED ;TILL NOW ,WHEN IT WAS BOUGHT BY A BUILDER AND DEMOLISHED .SOON WE MAY SEE A TOWER THERE.

THE EMPTY SPACE BEHIND SEVEN BUNGALOW POLICE CHOWKIE WAS ONCE A BEAUTIFUL YELLOW COLORED DOUBLE STOREYED BUNGALOW.IT WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1995 AND NOW NOBODY KNOWS ANOTHER TOWER WILL COME THERE OR NOT .

NEW ALPHA SOCIETY (CORNER SOCIETY) WAS THE FIRST SOCIETY IN SEVEN BUNGALOW (1970'S) .IT WAS ALSO BUILT AFTER DEMOLISHING ONE OF THE ORIGINAL SEVEN BUNGALOWS.

THE FIRST FLATS WERE SOLD FOR RS 15000/ TO 20000/PER FLAT OF DOUBLE BED ROOM 

LATER FLATS MADE AND SOLD IN SEA CREST BY RAHEJA WERE FOR 30000/-FOR DOUBLE BED ROOM 

STILL LATER FLATS OF SPRING LEAF WERE SOLD BY RAHEJA BUILDERS FOR 100000/-(1 LAKH)

BEACH SLUMS WERE SOLD IN THE BEGINNING FOR 1000 RUPEES .NOW SAME SLUM(1ROOM) IS SOLD FOR 8 LAKH !!

AG said...

July 29, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Yes indeed when the first flats were built in Seven Bunglows the price was the quite low.But then one has to realise that in those days even a thousand rupees had a big meaning.The value of money was far higher than what it is now.In those days I remember a Britannia bread used to cost around 70 paise-the same costs around 15 rupees if I am not mistaken.So imagine how inflation has wrecked our economy.

In those days in around 1960 Rattan Kunj the bunglow behind Talati Terrace was sold for one lakh rupees

.It was bought by the Jain family.A very affluent family-Mr.Shadilal Jain the patriach of the family was also elected the Sherriff of Bombay at a certain time.The family was very modest and inspite of being the richest in the area they never ever were pompous or show offs.They owned Lion pencils- a very popular brand of pencils manufactured those days.The owners of the other bunglows were already into bad times as they had rented out their bunglows to individual families and survived on the rents they received.It is indeed nice to read about how high property rates have surged and it makes one wonder if they are really worth it.Do comment.

Star said...

August 20, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Nice reading about Seven Bunglows and those good old days when life was carefree,the air was clean and the Seven bunglows beach was wonderful to go for a walk......I miss those days.

Star said...

September 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Just signed in and was hoping to read some new comments about Seven Bunglows....but there are none.The Dadabhai Nowrojee Park also called the Seven Bunglows garden was a very important place in our lives as kids.In the summer vacations all the families in the area used to go there after having dinner and we kids used to have a very good time playing on the see-saws and the swings.Those days the population was very less and hence we did not have to wait much to get our turn at the swings.In the summer holidays we used to play chor police or cops and robbers all over the garden.when we ere very tired we used to run across the road to Cafe Marina where we used to go and ask for cold water from Mrs.Godhino the lady whose family used to own the restaurant.She was very kind and never ever refused us this treat.there were many other places which i am reminded of and certain characters in the area which are UN-forgettable.I will recollect some of these people and write about them in my next post.

Star said...

October 18, 2012 at 1:19 AM

The old Seven Bungalows is gone...all what remains are memories...it was through this column that we could recollect these memories and live for a moment in the past.There have been no new comments.I only do hope that there are some people reading this post.Hope to see some new posts the next time I sign in.

Star said...

January 2, 2013 at 1:05 PM

I do hope there are some people who regularly visit this blog and do look around for some new comments regarding Seven Bungalows.At one time I was certain that this blog was going places but once again it seems to have slowed down.No new comments since quite some time.Well it looks like it is up to me to start the ball rolling again as they say.

So today once again i will try and think of something interesting to post...makes me wonder where should I start.Maybe we could discuss some incidents in the past,some un told stories,some happenings or just some old resident of Seven Bungalows.Well folks it is all up to you.Do let me know what you would like to read about.As I have mentioned before I was born in Seven Bungalows and I certainly do have plenty of memories from the past.Do post and comment and let me know what you would like to read about......Hope there will be some comments the next time I sign in.

Star said...

March 2, 2013 at 11:39 AM

It has been somehow very quite here.No more anecdotes,no recent posts seems like all the old residents of Seven Bungalows have forgotten what is was to like to stay in this wonderful area.Every nook and corner of Seven bungalows had a history.

Let us wind back to the past into the 70's or so.This was the time when there was hardly any new construction i this area.All there was were these Seven bungalows.This was the time when there were rumours of the stone killer circulating all around Bombay.A number of people had been killed by an unknown killer who used to target mostly the street dwellers and the ones who used to sleep in the open.He would quietly creep up to them and while they were asleep he would crush their heads with a heavy stone.Hence the name the "Stone killer"seemed very apt.I remember I used to be a little boy during this period.We used to love playing in the open.

The wide open marshy spaces behind Dhaval Bindu buildings was our cricket ground.we used to even fly kites there if the day was windy enough.But somehow as soon as the sun went down we would rush off to the safety of our houses as we had heard stories of the stone killer and his deeds.We could not read newspapers and so our information was mostly base upon what we heard from our neighbours and parents.There were wild stories about this stone killer circulating all around..and these stories were enough to put the fear of God into our hearts.Every new comer in the area was viewed with suspicion.There was a complete pin drop silence in the whole area once the sun went down.I remember this stome killer was suppossed to have some magical poweres of assuming any form he wanted to and this was one of the main reasons that he managed to evade the police ...as the rumours said.I personally was shit scared and never ever had the guts to step outside.

The main Seven Bungalows road had some street lamps but then the bulbs of these lamps somehow were not functional.This was due to the fact that in those days a lot of smuggling used to take place in this area and the smugglers always managed to knock off the bulbs so that they could carry out their nightly activities in complete darkness.there were also a couple of bootleggers in the area.Local liquour could easily be bought from the house at the corner of seven bungalows.Well those were some of the happenings in those days.I do hope that they made some interesting reading for you all.Please do write your own experiences and let us keep this blog moving forward.

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Star said...

June 11, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Ah the rains have come once again and there is the sound of thunder in the air.The main street running through seven bungalows has become dark.The few street lights on the roads are unable to dispense the darkness.It is only seven in the evening however it looks as if it is well past ten.The rain has been falling since the afternoon.All around there are small pools of crystal clear water.This is how Seven bungalows used to be almost say thirty years back.

The lonely road is deserted and there is one solitary BEST bus which has just come in from Andheri and it is offloading its passengers.there are hardly ten passengers who scuttle out of the bus and rush forward.A very few of them are carrying umbrellas while the others merely cover up their heads with their plastic bags and run hurriedly.

At the corner the Shetty's restaurant is full as usual.In the corner there sits a dark south Indian guy making bhajiyas.Behind the small ramshackle restaurant there is the bakery bust turning out fresh bread...probably the last batch for the day.The Seven Bungalows garden is deserted.There are no kids playing around.The only place lighted up is Cafe Marina where there are still a few customers sipping their tea and talking to Mr.Godhino.The small dim foggy lights are all around.But there is no pollution.The air is fresh,crisp and with a slight bite of the cold rain.No traffic snarls,no hawkers and certainly no auto rickshaws.This was Seven bungalows..Uncluttered,clean and peaceful....the rain keeps drizzling down.People are snug in their old houses.No televisions to watch.No sound pollution..peace ..just peace all around.

cherie said...

June 16, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Hello I'm Cherie, I left a comment in 2010 as I had just returned from Juhu Beach and had been trying to find seven bungalows. I found the garden/park but could find nothing else. We lively in one of the bungalows between 1958 and 1963 when I was a small child. I have lovely memories of the area. and was really delighted to discover so many comments and memories of seven bungalows.

cherie said...

June 16, 2013 at 3:10 PM

The bungalow we lived in looked out onto a square grassy area where cows were often grazing. I used to feed them from a tin bucket with water and chopped up vegetation. 

Around the outside of our garden was a sandy path which lead down to the beach. There was never anyone on the beach and it just stretched with empty sand for miles either way.

We sometimes walked up to a wide creek as there was a rope swing there which we played on.

When I returned in 2010 I really quite shocked at the difference, mainly because everywhere was so crowded and busy. I knew it would be very different, but none the less the change was quite remarkable.

Star said...

June 17, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Cherie nice to read your recent comment on this blog.Good to know that at least someone has been following this blog.It would be really nice if you could mention the name of the bunglow you stayed in.There are many more intresting incidents regarding Seven bunglows which we can discuss out in this blog.I wish every individual reading this blog would contribute some anecdotes here…it would make intresting reading.Hope you all will write something and keep this blog moving forward.

cherie said...

June 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

I don't actually know the name of the bungalow that we lived in, but as you approached some of the bungalows from the road (it wasn't a tarmac road but a dirt road) our bungalow was on the right hand side, and next to the boundary of the bungalow was a footpath which if you followed it led straight to the beach. I think it was quite a large bungalow with lots of trees in the grounds.

I think it had a large veranda which went right around the bungalow as I remember playing on the veranda during the monsoon season. 

It was safe to swim in the sea then and we used old inner tubes from car tyres to take into the water and lay on.

Star said...

June 22, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Hi Cherie nice to read a comment from you.As per the description of the bunglow you have given I think I do know the bunglow.Now I will describe it and see if you recollect anything from it.well this bunglow was the second last bunglow on the right hand side of the road.This road ended in a dead end and then went down towards the sea.There were no other bunglows on the left hand side of your bunglow....the whole area was covered up with marshes.A little bit further on the left hand side just before the road's dead end was the bunglow owned by Mr.D'Souza about whom a lot has been written in this blog.In Mr.D'Souza's bungalow there was a English school-the only school in the neighbourhood.Your bungalow as you say had a wide veranda running all across its length.It was a single storied bunglow and as far as I can recollect there was a small fountain in its grounds.

I do hope that this description matches yours.Do let me know if I am right.Looking forward to hear from you again.

Lucky G said...

December 25, 2013 at 7:20 AM

Today is the 25th of December and it is Christmas day.Today we all are far away from home sitting in different countries with our families.Looking at the Christmas tree standing in the corner of my room....with its bright twinkling lights and decorations brings back into my memory the days from the past.Days from my childhood when I celebrated Christmas back home in Seven bunglows.

Those days we did not have any of these fancy fake Christmas trees available.We used to have real Christmas trees instead.At the end of the main Seven bunglows road there was the D'Souza bunglow.One of its sides opened out towards the sea and it was here that there were some casurina tress.These trees look very much like Christmas trees and it was from here that we used to get our trees.There was a common Christmas celebration and all were invited.On Christmas eve there was a midnight mass in the small chapel which was behind the bunglow where Nazenn bakery now stands.

Then on the 25th there was a common Christmas party in a bunglow adjoining the garden.This bunglow stood alone and there was a family staying there.I don't recollect their family name but I still remember that there were two kids in the family Aldrin and Savvy.Their parents were soft spoken and nice.The local boys from the neighbourhood used to cut branches of these casurina trees and drag them all the way up to this bunglow and it was here that the Christmas tree was erected.There used to be a slight nip in the air as in those days there were no high rise buildings to block the nippy air which used to sweep in from the sea.There use dto be various games in which the kids and grown ups also participated.One thing was admirable that no matter who came and attended this Christmas party each and every kids was given a small paper bag containing some biscuits,a couple of sweets and a small whistle or some other such toy.The games were fun.I have been reading this blog since quite sometime and i have often wondered whether if I am the only one who reads it or are there some others from the old days who are keen on reading it.I hope someone will answer me.Anyway I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

mr7458 said...

January 27, 2014 at 5:13 PM

This is amazing to read about the history of the place where I grew up. My family moved in when the place was just developing into a major residential hub in the 70's. The place is a lot different now. I loved reading about the history and it brought back so many memories. 

I used to go to church behind Nazneen Bakery and loved it when the Mass would be held in the outside church lawn. It used to be around 7 am or so and I remember the great smell of baking bread and the cool beach behind. I can only imagine how peaceful that place must have been when there were only a handful of bungalows.

Star said...

February 19, 2014 at 8:19 AM

Dear Mr.7458 it is indeed nice to know that there are some more people who have been reading this blog about Seven bunglows.It would be very helpful if you could please forward the link to this blog to your other friends who also had been residents here.Like I have mentioned a number of times before it would be nice if we old residents of Seven bunglows could come togehter on this site and post our individual memories on this site.For me reading this blog has become a somewhat regular habit ...it takes me back to the past.However I do feel disappointed when there are no more new comments.I am sure many of you will agree with me.Looking forward to read some more about Seven bunglows on my next visit here.

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only one bungalow was made by British architect in 1930.-that bungalow is DARYA MAHAL-still there ,now owned by priyanka 

all other original 7 bungalows were made around 1890's

Priyanka Chopra purchase 100 Crore Bunglow

Nowadays the buzz in Mumbai real estate market that Priyanka Chopra Purchase her Dream House. Priyanka get her Dream House in Varsova in Mumbai. Hritik Roshan also see the new bungalow in this area but priyanka get the bungalow. Recently Priyanka live in Lokhandwala Appartment.

There are 2 name plate in this bungalow. Dariya mahal written in one plate while Maneklal Chunnilal Chinoy written on another name plate. This Bungalow Bulitup by British architect in 1930. The owner of the bungalow is Maneklal Chunnilal Chinoy who are in Textile Industries. Now the new owner of this bungalow is Priyanka Chopra.

Priyanka final deal of the bungalow last month and be the owner of the bungalow. First owner give the bungalow on a rent for shooting. so, Many Bollywood stars shoot them movie in this bungalow.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Last of the Seven Bungalows

How did Seven Bungalows get its name?

The last of the seven bungalows, Nazneen BakeryYou can take a guess, the name gives it a way doesn't it just as it suggest there were Seven Bungalows located here among the mangroves and trees, a place one with nature with the beach at the doorstep.

The area at that time had no buses coming to it, it was a small dainty little place. But today its got its own set of fine dining restaurants, the G7 Mall  built, a bus depot and in the future the Reliance Metro will run through it.

What happened to these seven bungalows? Six of the seven bungalows have been sold off to make way for buildings, but yet one of them still stands stall and a family business runs from its ground flow, Nazneen Bakery.
Nazneen Bakery in Seven Bungalows Nazneen Bakery turns out fresh bread, delicious coconut and walnut cakes as well as some yummy Coconut Cookies and Nankaties. Well I probably do a post on that later, but till then take a look at the Seventh Bungalow, the last of the Seven Bungalows.

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The last of the seven bungalows, Nazneen Bakery
the name gives it a way doesn't it just as it suggest there were Seven Bungalows located here among the mangroves and trees, a place one with nature with the beach at the doorstep.

Six of the seven bungalows have been sold off to make way for buildings, but yet one of them still stands

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Dadabhai Naoroji by Raja Ravi Varma

Painting of Dadabhai Naoroji at Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Thiruvananthapuram by Raja Ravi Varma, Great Indian Painter.




The Honourable Dadabhai Naoroji
Dadabhai Naoroji, 1892
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Finsbury Central
In office
1892–1895
Preceded byFrederick Thomas Penton
Succeeded byWilliam Frederick Barton Massey-Mainwaring
Majority3
Personal details
Born4 September 1825
Bombay, British Raj
Died30 June 1917 (aged 91)
Versova, British Raj
Political partyLiberal
Other political
affiliations
Indian National Congress
Spouse(s)Gulbai
ProfessionAcademic, political leader, MP, cotton trader
CommitteesLegislative Council of Bombay
ReligionZoroastrianism
Members of the first Indian National Congress, 1885
HE WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE PRESENT RULING PARTY -INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
BUT HIS BUNGALOW NAMED THE SANDS AT SEVEN BUNGALOWS WAS SOLD OFF TO A BUILDER ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO AND DEMOLISHED

The Story of The Yoga Institute AT DADA BHAI'S BUNGALOW AT SEVENBUNGALOWS,ANDHERI WEST ,MUMBAI 61

R. P. Masani stumbled upon some of Yogendraji’s translations of Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore, and he invited Yogendraji to his place in Versova. There Yogendraji met Homi Dadina, son-in-law of Dadabhai Naoroji. Mr. Dadina became so impressed with the yogi that he along with a few others started learning Yoga at theVersova Beach.
And with this, on Christmas Day, 25th December, 1918, the Yoga Institute was born at ‘The Sands’ the residence of Dadabhai Naoroji at Versova near Bombay where Yogendraji began sharing the secrets of Yoga among the common

[BUT THE BUNGALOW ''THE SANDS' AT SEVEN BUNGALOWS WAS SOLD OFF TO A BUILDER ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO AND DEMOLISHED ]

A GARDEN NEAR TO HIS BUNGALOW ,ALSO CALLED DADABHAI NAWROJI GARDEN -ALSO KNOWN AS THE ROUND GARDEN OF 7 BUNGALOWS (NOT NANA NANI PARK) IS IN BAD SHAPE NOW ;
BECAUSE BOMBAY MUNCIPAL CORPORATION SAYS IT HAS NO MONEY TO LOOK AFTER THE GARDEN
MEANWHILE THE GARDEN WAS GIVEN TO A BUILDER FOR UPKEEP BY THE B.M.C. SINCE LAST 6YEARS ;ON CONDITION THE BUILDER CAN USE 20% OF THE GARDEN FOR COMMERCIAL USE ,
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THIS IS HOW WE LOOK AFTER HERITAGE PROPERTY

AT THIS RATE NEXT CENTURY INDIANS WILL ASK WHY WE ALLOWED ALL THIS TO HAPPEN

MOST SURPRISING IS THAT THE DESTRUCTION OF "THE SANDS" BUNGALOW AT SEVEN BUGALOWS OF THE FOUNDER OF INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS PARTY [THE RULING PARTY] TOOK PLACE UNDER CONGRESS GOVERNMENT ,

THE PRESENT CONTINUING NEGLECT AND DESTRUCTION OF THE PARK ;[ALSO NAMED DADABHAI NOWROJI GARDEN -OR-D.N.GARDEN];NEXT TO THE DEMOLISHED BUNGALOW IS CONTINUING

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Dadabhai Naoroji

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Dadabhai Naoroji

Near Flora Fountain, Bombay.

A detail from the Dadabhai Naoroji statue on D. N. Road.







D A D A B H AI N A O R O J I:
The Grand Old Man
of India
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With a Foreword by
M A H A T MA
G A N D HI
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[information on dadabhai's family FROM INTERNET]

DADABHAI NOWROJI MARRIED GULBAI
FIRST SON BORN IN 1859-ARDESHIR
SECOND BORN -DAUGHTER SHIRIN
DADABHAI NAOROJI'S CHILDREEN AND GRAND CHILDREN
FIRST DAUGHTER -FRAM DADABHAI NOWROJI-LATER MRS DADINADADINA-
SECOND DAUGHTER-DR.MAKI DADABHAI NOWROJI-LATER MRS H.MAKI DADINA
-SON ADI MARRIED-HOMI DADIN'A DAUGHTER
GRAND SON- JAL NAOROJI-
GRAND DAUGHTER- MEHERBANOO--
GRAND DAUGHTER -GOSI-LATER MRS MANECK CAPTAIN
GRAND DAUGHTER -NARGIZ-LATER MRS DORAB CAPTAIN

Last days of Dadabhai at versova -Bombay(mumbai)
HAD AN ATTACK OF BRONCHITIS [TB?]
DADABHAI CAME TO INDIA ON SHIP,SS MOLDAVIA WITH DR TRESURYWALA
WHEN HIS BRONCHITIS BECAME WORSE ,HE WAS SHIFTED TO MALABAR HILL ,BOMBAY FOR REST AT HIS FRIENDS RESIDENCE