This from the wikipedia:
A hall of fame is a type of museum established for any a field of endeavour to honour individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field. In some cases, these halls of fame consist of actual halls or museums which enshrine the honourees with sculptures, plaques, and displays of memorabilia. In other cases, the hall of fame is more figurative, and simply consists of a list of names of noteworthy individuals maintained by an organization.
It’s not known if there are any halls of fame in India, whether actual or notional. If not, then The Telegraph Hall of Fame will be the first. It’s an actual hall, in the first-floor foyer of the Calcutta Club, which according to it “is a magic fusion of old-world grandeur and charm that characterize the institution on the cusp of its centenary year, and of bold, contemporary vision that looks to take fresh guard beyond the venerable century“. [Image source, © gosh.org]
Turning what was once a dark gloomy place into one of remembrance with the help of noted architect Dulal Mukherjee, the Calcutta Club and The Telegraph are now busy collecting artifacts that would be displayed on the thickly paneled walls of the Hall of Fame.
A beginning has been made, what with such rare pieces as the bust of Sir RN Mukherjee, the club’s founder-secretary, oil painting of the Maharajah of Cooch Behar, its first president, and that of its first patron, Lord Minto, among others.
One hopes in due time it may as well be an important place to visit, and also to know the city’s history and its forefathers.