Bishop Cotton School, Shimla, (Himachal Pradesh, India) is one of the oldest boarding schools for boys in Asia, having been founded on 28 July 1859, by Bishop George Edward Lynch Cotton. Bishop Cotton also founded the bishop Cotton school, nagpur, Bishop Cotton Boys School and Bishop Cotton Girls School in Bangalore. The alumni of Bishop Cotton are known as Old Cottonians. The Bishop Cotton School, Shimla celebrated 150 years of existence in 2009. The school has produced army officers, ambassadors, judges, Ministers and politicians.