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Elahu Yale was governer of East India Company in 1687 who was posted in Fort St. George Madras (Chennai) and his statue is still there. Elahu Yale Migrated to Amercia and donated money and goods procured through Ill means in India for Foundation of Yale Universoty which along with Ivy League univierities such as Harvard , Princtone , MIT , Standford etc is bedrock of strength of USA. At about the same time Mugal Emperor Aurenzeb concured Golkunda and sought british help in case he needs them to cursh Marathas in Deccan. So while America was being built Mughal Emperor squandred future of India.

Asked by Batao Na, 04 Dec '08 12:44 pm
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Elahu Yale was not founder of Yale University. It was Cotton Mather but the money came from Elahu Yale. And Cotton Mather's two room Collegiate School of Connecticut was moved to New Haven some 15 years after it had begun. Details of Elahu Yale as given here are correct except that he was born in Boston but when he was a toddler the Yale family had gone back to England and thereafter he was never an American. A crook he was but a British not an American crook.
Answered by mahesh chandra, 08 Dec '08 06:42 pm

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