City List – Khan Market’s Last Residents, Central Delhi
End of story.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
Khan Market suffers a great loss. Raj Berry of flat no. 37 died in November 2015; she was 86. With her departure, the number of Khan Market’s residents falls further.
Delhi’s most posh market used to be home to a large number of people who had settled here as refugees of the Indian partition in the 1940s. There were shops downstairs and houses upstairs. The market had 74 houses. Today, most of those flats have given way to cafes and restaurants. (The Delhi Walla wrote about Khan Market’s last surviving homes here).
Khan Market is now left with only seven habited homes. Here’s the list of those flats and their dwellers.
1. Indira Gulati, flat no. 13
2. Mrs Sabharwal, flat no. 25
3. Pratibha Kapoor, flat 40
4. Mr Kishore Dudani, flat no. 56
5. Uma Marwah, flat no. 59
6. Naval Kishore Durga Das, flat no. 63
7. Mr Chhabra, flat no. 74