The ‘Gora Kabristan’ (Christian Cemetry) in Lahore

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The ‘Gora Kabristan’ (Christian Cemetry) in Lahore houses the many Christian sons and daughters of Lahore, who have immensely contributed to its growth and development. Located next tot he Lahore Gymkhana, this old graveyard has beautiful graves adorned with 19/20th Century artwork, which angel statues guarding the graves.

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An epitaph at The ‘Gora Kabristan’ (Christian Cemetry) in Lahore.

An epitaph at The ‘Gora Kabristan’ (Christian Cemetry) in Lahore.

A grave at the ‘Gora Kabristan’ (Christian Cemetry) in Lahore.

A grave at the ‘Gora Kabristan’ (Christian Cemetry) in Lahore.

A statue at the ‘Gora Kabristan’ (Christian Cemetry) in Lahore

A statue at the ‘Gora Kabristan’ (Christian Cemetry) in Lahore

A statue at the ‘Gora Kabristan’ (Christian Cemetry) in Lahore.

A statue at the ‘Gora Kabristan’ (Christian Cemetry) in Lahore.

2 responses to “The ‘Gora Kabristan’ (Christian Cemetry) in Lahore

  1. The Christian Gave Yard located on Ravi Road indeed contains a lot about the history of Europeans in particular British persons who died while resident in Lahore. Some of the grave stones are very touching. Many head stones over the period of time have been stolen or destroyed. The last time I passed that way, some months ago, I noticed that the boundary wall has been raised to stop unwanted visitors.
    The Christian Gave Yard on Jail road next to the Gymkhana Golf course is in much better shape and better looked after. It also has a lot of history of Christian Community of Lahore.
    It can taken up as a research project, to document it, for a student of history of the Punjab University.

    • Austin Dolezal

      I have a brother buried at the Jail Rd Cemetery Gora Kabristan .. I am concerned about long term maintenance of the grave .

      Also looking for Birth and Death Records . Can you guide me anywhere and any person who knows where archives are kept..
      THanks for any assistance ,
      Austin Dolezal

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