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Maharashtra approved renaming Mumbai Central Terminus station as Nana Shankarseth Terminus Station

Date: 2020-03-14 19:52:45


  • The Maharashtra state cabinet government approved the renaming Mumbai Central Terminus station as Nana Shankarseth Terminus Station or Jagannath Sunkersett. The proposal will be sent to the Ministry of Railways for its approval. The proposal was initiated by the transport ministry headed by Anil Parab.

    Jagannath Sunkersett was born on 10 February 1803 in Mumbai. He was a very reliable businessman. He was one of the first directors of India's first railway company. Along with Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, Sunkersett founded the Indian Railway Association in 1845. Sunkersett and Jamsetjee were the two Indians among the ten directors of the Great Indian Peninsula (GIP) railways. He founded the Bombay Association, the first political organization in Bombay Presidency, on 26 August 1852. The philanthropist and educationist died on 31 July 1865.