Monday, 8 October 2007

letters of bhagat singh

Letters of Bhagat Singh-1

1.Letter to grandfather Arjun Singh in Urdu on 27-7-1919 on post card*

Om

Respected Dada Ji, namaste

I state humbly that I am well and wish your well being from Shri Narayan ji. The state of affairs here is that our six monthly exams. Are over, which started in July. Many boys failed in Maths., so the math. Exam will be held again on 9th August. Everything else is fine. When are you coming. Tell Bhayia ji(father) that I have cleared all papers in six monthly examinations. Namaste to Mataji(mother) chachi(aunt),elder aunt.Kultar Singh(younger brother) had fever on 24th night and 25th july evening. Now he is o.k.Do not worry about anything.

Yours obediently

Bhagat Singh

  • Note of Translator(Chaman Lal)
  • This is second letter of Bhagat Singh to his grandfather, which is now available. First available letter of Bhagat Singh is also written to his grandfather in Urdu only.Bhagat Singh’s handwriting is available in three languages- Urdu, Punjabi and English. He was prolific writer in Hindi too.


Unpublished letters of Bhagat Singh

Chaman Lal*

  1. Letter to aunt Hukam Kaur,widow of uncle Swarn Singh, in Punjabi language on 24.10.1921( On Post Card)**

1 Omkar

Lahore

My Dear Aunt(Chachi ji)

Namaste

I had gone to attend a rally to Lyalpur. I wanted to come to village, but Bapuji(Father) did not allow, so I could not come to village. Please forgive me, if I did any wrong. Portrait of Chacha Ji(Uncle Swarn Singh) is ready. I wanted to bring it along, but it was not complete then, so please forgive me. Kindly reply early. My reverence to elder aunt. My reverence to mother. Namaste to Kulbir and Kultar(younger brothers).

Your son

Bhagat Singh

**Translator’s(Chaman Lal) note:

This letter was written by Bhagat Singh at the age of fourteen years to his younger aunt in Punjabi. Bhagat Singh had learnt Punjabi language in 1921 by his own efforts, inspired by Nankana Sahib Morcha, the volunteers of which passed through his village and Bhagat Singh used to serve food(langar) to them. He was not taught Punjabi in school, where he had good command over Urdu, which was the medium of instruction in those days.



Unpublished letters of Bhagat Singh

Chaman Lal*

  1. Letter to aunt Hukam Kaur,widow of uncle Swarn Singh, in Punjabi language on 24.10.1921( On Post Card)**

1 Omkar

Lahore

My Dear Aunt(Chachi ji)

Namaste

I had gone to attend a rally to Lyalpur. I wanted to come to village, but Bapuji(Father) did not allow, so I could not come to village. Please forgive me, if I did any wrong. Portrait of Chacha Ji(Uncle Swarn Singh) is ready. I wanted to bring it along, but it was not complete then, so please forgive me. Kindly reply early. My reverence to elder aunt. My reverence to mother. Namaste to Kulbir and Kultar(younger brothers).

Your son

Bhagat Singh

**Translator’s(Chaman Lal) note:

This letter was written by Bhagat Singh at the age of fourteen years to his younger aunt in Punjabi. Bhagat Singh had learnt Punjabi language in 1921 by his own efforts, inspired by Nankana Sahib Morcha, the volunteers of which passed through his village and Bhagat Singh used to serve food(langar) to them. He was not taught Punjabi in school, where he had good command over Urdu, which was the medium of instruction in those days.

Letters of Bhagat Singh-4*

This letter was written to close personal friend by Bhagat Singh on post card in English, which has stamp of Lahore post office of 24th February 1930. This letter is also self explanatory.(Chaman Lal)

Very Urgent { No. 103 Central Jail condemned Cell } Lahore

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My Dear Jai Deo!

I hope you would have heard of our abandoning the fast after 16 days, and you can guess how greatly do we feel the necessity of your help at this stage. We received a few oranges yesterday but no interview was held. Our case has been adjourned for a fortnight. Therefore kindly arrange to send a tin of ‘ Craven Cigarettes - A’ and a tin of ghee immediately. And a few oranges alongwith a few rasgullas will also be welcomed. Mr. Dutta is facing hard times without cigarettes. Now you can understand the urgent nature of our needs.

Thanking you in advance.

Yours Sincerely

Bhagat Singh

Address—To, Mr. Jai Deo Prasad Gupta,c/o The provincial Congress committee

Bradlaugh Hall, Lahore

* All underlines by Bhagat Singh



Letters of Bhagat Singh-5

This letter is also written to Jaidev Gupta on 26th May 1930 in English. The stamp of Lahore post office is of 28/5/1930 on post card. This letter also needs to explanation. (Chaman Lal)

937 D/ Lahore Central Jail

26/5/30(jail no.) Lahore

Dear Brother Jai deo,

Today again I am writing this letter to give you some trouble which I hope you will not mind. Please see if you can arrange to send one fleet foot shoe for me. I think No. 9-10 will do. Chapli is too uncomfortable. Also please try to send it on Friday or Saturday through kulbir when he will be coming for an interview. Really it is very sad that I have not so far been allowed any interview with you. Had this impasse in our trial not occurred I will have repeatedly reminded the authorities to sanction your interview. Anyhow by the time this question is settled I will again try to get the interview sanctioned. Well I hope you will send the shoe without fail and without delay. These days I have got only one book with me—a very dry one. Please see if you can send a couple of recent interesting novels. Please remember me to all friends.

Yours Sincerely

D/ 26/5/30 Bhagat Singh

Address--- Mr. jai Deo Prasad Gupta c/o S. Kishan Singh

Bradlaugh Hall, Lahore



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

so has the prime minister done anything about this yet?

cause i believe bradlaugh hall needs to be preserved too..