I came across this book (The Bombay Plague Title pg), published in 1900 about the plague in the state of Bombay. (In those days, Bombay was a state and not a city and extend into what is now parts of Gujarat and Maharashtra In India.) This book mentions our grandfather by name (The Bombay Plague Pg 347) and I thought I should share this with all of you.
As a child, I remember my father telling us about the Great Plague in India and how our grand father Dr. Duleray Vaishnav, worked in the areas where this epidemic was killing people (The Bombay Plague Pg 350). Our grandfather died in 1930 when my father was 7 years old but he had been told about his dad’s work by the other relatives and that was passed down to us.