Poet Vir Narmad (1833-86), author of ‘Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat
’ and some other famous Gujarati poems lived in this quaint house built in 1866, now restored as a memorial. Narmad actively advocated a single national language, self-governance and created literary works that sparked off an era of social reform. During the freedom struggle, freedom fighters and artists used to gather here. The Narmad library, further down in the south-west part of the city, has a large collection of books, including a sizable section for the blind.