“Iqbal Hostel” a.k.a “Quadrangle” was established at present location in 1891. It had originally been established in a hired accommodation in Mozang called “Phus Ki Khothi”. In 1888, it was shifted from there to another hired accommodation at 48, Lower Mall. In 1891, it shifted to present building.
The Hostel has had the honour of accommodating great and distinguished personalities of the sub-continent including Prof. A.S Patras Bukhari, Sufi Ghulam Mustafa Tabassam, Dr. Abdus Salam, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Dr. Muhammad Amjad, Dr. Munir Ahmed Khan, Dr. Samar Mubarik Mand and among many others the great Philosopher and our National Poet Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, also remained resident of the Hostel from 1895-1900. To pay homage to the Poet of East and thinker of Pakistan, this hostel was dedicated to him in 1965 and was re-named as “Iqbal Hostel”. In his honour, the hostel has also established “Iqbal Memorial Library”.
According to the famous poet, writer and eminent old ravian, Ghulam Bhik Nairang “Iqbal’s cubical
was located in the
ground floor and situated in southern corner of western wing.
(Reference: Article of Iqbal’s contemporary at the Government College Lahore)
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The permission procedure is simple. A form is available in the office of care taker. After filling in the form, permission is granted to visit the Iqbal’s room.
Yes, room a monument and open to the public with formal permission from the hostel authorities.
Yes, the hostel provides these services free of cost.