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Rai Sahib Fakir Chand

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Rai Sahib Fakir Chand (1860-1893)

1894 Obituary [1]

Rai Sahib FAKIR CHAND, B.A., was born on October, 1860, and was educated at the University where he obtained the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

He was then trained in the Government Civil Engineering College at Roorkee, from which he passed out first of his term in 1884.

In May of that year he entered the Indian Public Works Department, being posted to the Cawnpur-Kalpi Railway and four months later to the Kalpi Bridge Division.

In April, 1885, he was transferred to the Lucknow-Sitapur and Kheri Railway, on which he served until May of the following year, when he was again posted to the Kalpi Bridge Division. During 1887 he was lent for a few months to the Indian Midland Railway.

On the completion of his service with that Company, Mr. Fakir Chand was posted to the East Berar Division in the province of Hyderabad, and eighteen months later was placed in charge of the Ellichpur Sub-division, which included a military cantonment, some 60 miles of bridged and installed roads and a large number of civil buildings. Several important buildings and one large masonry bridge were constructed under his supervision. He held that post until his death, which took place at Meerut on the 25th of August, 1893, from pneumonia.

Mr. Fakir Chand was a good example of the native Assistant Engineer - able, diligent, and always working well and smoothly, both with his own official superiors and with the officers of other departments with whom his duties brought him in contact.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 14th of January, 1890.

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