The Tribune Spectrum
Sunday, July 9, 2000

THIS DIAMOND IS FOREVERThe Koh-i-Noor is not known to have ever been bought or sold. It always changed hands as a result of conquests. This magnificent and matchless diamond passed from one conqueror to the other as a symbol of power and glory and was regarded as the greatest treasure in India ,whose value was beyond estimate. The history of this gem is linked with dynasties of various countries. The Koh-i-Noor was presented to Queen Victoria in London by the East India Company. During its long journey, this wonder diamond has remained and travelled in four countries — India, Persia, Afghanistan and England, says Gurmukh Singh Sandhu.

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