Sir Robert Hotung was remembered as Hong Kong’s “most eminent and respected” citizen upon his death in April 1956. Picture: SCMP

When Sir Robert Hotung died, so did a piece of Hong Kong’s history

Born 20 years after colonial rule began, Sir Robert rose to become Hong Kong’s richest man, and in many ways embodied the history of the city under British rule. His funeral 61 years ago this week was attended by the great and the good

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Sir Robert Hotung was remembered as Hong Kong’s “most eminent and respected” citizen upon his death in April 1956. Picture: SCMP
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