When the Sikkim Tibet war broke out in 1888, the British sent John Claude White as Assistant Political Officer with the expeditionary force. In 1889, he was offered the post of Political Officer of Sikkim. Though J.Claude White was a Civil Engineer employed with the Public Works Department, he was so enamoured with Sikkim that he accepted the post unhesitatingly.

    It was White who built what is today the Raj Bhavan at Gangtok. He gives a vivid account of how he personally selected the site, why it appealed to him and his travails in building it in his memoirs first published in 1909.


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    Honourable Governor of Sikkim
    Hon'ble Governor of Sikkim Shri Lakshman Prasad Acharya

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