Memories of a city and its unique brand of life come from the people who make it memorable and places that work as pegs for those memories. One such person who created that space which so many Bangaloreans remember with unfaltering fondness and affection is Mr. Shanbhag, the gentle bibliophile who created a warm and welcoming space, synonymous with his personality in Premier Bookshop. Premier is remembered with great affection as a Bangalore institution by people of several generations. The impact that the bookshop and the person running it have had is reflected in the outpouring of grief and tribute across channels, from across the world when news of Mr.Shanbhag’s passing broke on 5th of May 2021. In this episode of BIC Talks a few Bangaloreans remember and pay tribute to TS Shanbhag.

Read more : https://theprint.in/india/shanbhag-uncle-the-bookseller-of-bengaluru-who-made-generations-read/654283/

https://www.firstpost.com/india/a-tribute-to-ts-shanbhag-who-fuelled-generations-of-readers-indulgences-at-bengalurus-premier-book-shop-9596841.html

https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/panorama/farewell-mr-shanbhag-983988.html

https://www.cntraveller.in/story/bengaluru-church-street-ts-shanbhag-premier-book-shop-covid/

https://scroll.in/article/994245/what-he-gave-our-city-ramchandra-guha-on-ts-shanbhag-1937-2021-the-bookseller-of-bangalore

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