Google doodle celebrates first Anglo Indian author

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Google honoured Anglo-Indian traveller, Sake Dean Mahomed today with a special Google doodle. It was on this day exactly 225 years ago that Sake Dean Mohamed became the first Indian author to publish a book.

He was a traveller, surgeon, entrepreneur and one of the most renowned early non-European migrants to the West. Mahmoud was also the first person to open an Indian Restaurant in London. Mohamed named it the Hindoostane Coffee House. He was also the first to introduce the concept of shampoo baths because of which he was called “The Shampooing Surgeon of Brighton”. He is credited with merging Indian and British cultures in the early 1800s.

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