Sir George Frampton's statue of Queen Victoria, on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee, was unveiled March 19th, 1901, in Calcutta, a couple of months after her death, and is now minded by that dog. Source.
The Common Man was the signature character of Indian political cartoonist R. K. Laxman, who was born on this date in 1921 and died last year. The top three bronzes are in Mumbai, the bottom one is in Pune. Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4.
At the end of August 1966 the Beatles finished their final world tour, and then went off in four different directions. From September 14th to October 22nd George Harrison and Pattie Boyd vacationed in India, visiting Mumbai, Kashmir and witnessed the Ramlila Festival in Benares. George studied sitar under Ravi Shankar. He would return to India the next year, but in a sense, he never left. Source.
Indian and Canadian supporters on the Dufferin Memorial, Belfast. Source.
Canada has a pretty lamentable record of treating people from South Asia as aliens. (Case in point: the Komagata Maru incident.) But, from the mid-18th till the mid-20th century Canada and India were parts of the same empire. We share obvious things like the English language, but also less obvious things, like the system of Canadian aboriginal syllabics used to write Cree and Inuktitut, which was based on Devanagari.
The same placenames crop up in both countries, not because they're vaguely imperial sounding, but because in many cases the same persons took turns running each country.
Dalhousie. General George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie (b. 1770, d. 1838). Born in Scotland, fought in the Peninsular War. Served as Governor of Nova Scotia from 1816 to 1820, and then Governor General of British North America from 1820 to 1828. Dalhousie University is named after him. Served as Commander-in-Chief of India from 1830-32. His son James was later Governor-General of India.
Metcalfe. Sir Charles Metcalfe (b. 1785, d. 1846). Born in Calcutta. Governor of the Presidency of Agra 1834-35. Acting Governor-General of India 1835-36. Lieutenant-Governor of the North-Western Provinces (of India) 1836-38. Governor of Jamaica 1839-42. Governor General of the Province of Canada (Quebec plus Ontario) 1843-45.
Elgin. James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin (b. 1811, d. 1863). Born in London. Governor of Jamaica 1842-46. Governor General of the Province of Canada 1847-54. High Commissioner to China 1857-60. Viceroy of India 1862-63. Died in Dharamsala, Punjab.
Dufferin. Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Marquess of Dufferin and Ava (b. 1826, d. 1902). Born in Florence. Governor General of Canada 1872-78. Ambassador to Russia 1879-81. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire 1881-84. Viceroy and Governor-General of India 1884-88. Is buried in Northern Ireland.
Lansdowne. Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marquess of Lansdowne (b. 1845, d. 1927). Born in London. Under-Secretary of State for India 1880-83. Governor General of Canada 1883-88. Viceroy and Governor-General of India 1888-94. Died in Ireland.
Minto. Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, Earl of Minto (b. 1845, d. 1914). Born in Middlesex. Served in the Second Afghan War. Military secretary to Lansdowne 1883-85, and Chief of Staff to General Middleton during the Riel Rebellion of 1885. Married the sister of Lord Grey in 1883. (Grey was Governor General of Canada after Minto.) Governor General of Canada 1898-1904. Viceroy and Governor-General of India 1905-10. Is buried in Scotland.
Willingdon. Freeman Freeman-Thomas, Marquess of Willingdon (b. 1866, d. 1941). Governor of Bombay 1913-18. Governor of Madras 1919-24. Governor General of Canada 1926-31. Viceroy and Governor-General of India 1931-36. Threw Gandhi in jail. Is buried in Westminster Abbey.
[Note: if you have come to this article because you are studying for the Canadian citizenship test, please bear in mind that these are not necessarily the correct answers!]