NYC Honorary Street Names


Pandit Ramlall Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the southwest corner of 133rd Street and Liberty Avenue
Honoree: Pandit Ramlall (1928-2019) was a scholar, author, freedom fighter for Guyana’s independence. He was the leader of the Arya Spiritual Center which educated youths regarding religion and culture, and founder of the Annual Phagwah Parade held in Richmond Hill. Before he migrated to the United States in 1974, he was highly regarded in Guyana where he was born and raised. There, he served as a Member of Parliament advocating for the working class and at one point was jailed for nearly three years at Sibley Hall for his activism. In the United States, he studied psychology and received a diploma in Education. In 1975, he received the prestigious literary award at the first Vishwa Hindi Sammelan (World Hindi Conference) in Nagpur, India and also received numerous awards from Canada and the United States for his teachings and community work. (Adams)

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