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Sri Aurobindo

Archives and Research

a biannual journal

April 1977

Volume I; No 1


Certificate of the Maharaja of Baroda1

Huzur Order

His Highness the Maharaja Saheb has been graciously pleased to order that

(1) A monthly increase of Rs 90. Ninety British is given to Mr. Aravind Ghose.

(2) His Highness is pleased to note that he has found Mr. Ghose a very useful and capable young man. With a little more of regularity and punctual habits he can be of much greater help; and it is hoped that Mr. Ghose will be careful in future not to injure his own interests by any lack of these useful qualities.

(3) The Minister should try to make a good use of Mr. Ghose's abilities in entrusting him with the compilation of Annual Administration Reports and other important compilations. He is a man of great powers and every use should be made of his talents.

(4) The Minister should also suggest from time to time the different uses to which Mr. Ghose's abilities can be advantageously put. The Huzur will also occasionally direct the uses to be made of Mr. Ghose's services.

(5) If convenient Mr. Ghose's services can be utilised in the Baroda College only care should be taken that his interests do not suffer in any way by his services being lent to the College for some time.

Sayaji Rao Gaekwar
6 August 1902
Camp Coonoor.


1 This is the order referred to by Sri Aurobindo in the letter to his wife (page 75) and also on page 10 of Centenary Volume 26. The Huzur is the Crown, i.e. the Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwar. under whom Sri Aurobindo worked Tor many years. From Baroda College papers. English Education Department. Huzur File, 1902-03.