October 27, 2016




  1. dear awtar singh
    i am conducting research on Lyallpur on violence,migration and rehabilitation. so if you mail me details of these incidents.

    • I live in the United States and grew up listening stories of the clock tower in Lyallpur living in Delhi. I learned that Lyallpur was 87 miles from Lahore and the common man traveled in horse carriages. My Bhuaji (dad’s sister ) now 91 years old living in Toronto used to live in Quetta. She would board Frontier Express ( name changed to Golden Temple mail in 2004 with Amritsar as the last stop) from Lahore for return from her parents house in Lyallpur to Queta, her home after marriage. My Father now 84 years old traveled to Mata Vaishow Devi for the first time in 1943. That was the furthest he got into the indipendent India’s side. The stories of past we’re rarely shared and I admire that many refugees looked up to the future. I moved to the United States, uprooted myself from the life in New Delhi. The difference is that my migration was the choice, whereas the previous had to uproot themselves without a choice. Unfortunately there is no museum or some display of memories that the future generation could remember. I regret that an ancient civilization was redrawn on the lines of two religions.

    • Sir, my father was born in sangla hill dist shekhupura in Pakistan my grandpa was goldsmith there my father used to go to layallpur to purchase gold from there

  2. I lived in Lyallpur from 1971 to 1977. The ghosts of the Hindu and Sikh families are everywhere. Library books bearing names of long exiled sons to the ‘OM’signs on homes with new occupants.
    Some Muslims I spoke to were reduced to tears as they spoke of Hindu and Sikhs they left in India never to see again.
    Partition was a tragedy and a parting kiss from the British who wanted to make a mess of the country before they left.

  3. Sir,
    I have the  read the article and found it is very touching and impressive
    My name is Rajesh Seth, residing at Jalandhar.

    My father was born and brought up at  Lyallpur. His name Sh Prithvi Nath Seth, my taya ji Sh Raghu Nath Seth, chacha ji Sh Som Nath Seth all born at Lyallpur.  My father was a student of Government College, Lyallpur at the time of partition.

    My dadaji Sh Bhawani Dass and his brothers Sh Nanak Chand, Sh Sita Ram had  joint jewellery business. The name of the shop was ” Nanak Chand Dhanpat Mal Saraf” , in Rail Bazar. They resided at Mandir wali Gali.  One of my dadaji’s brother Sh Sunder Das was an officer in the railway. 

    • I lived in Lyallpur 1942 to 1947 – studied in Khalsa High School up to 3rd class. My teachers were Nather Shah Singh & Arjun Shas Singh. My Father S. Lachhman Singh was working in the Irrigation Department. Four Months before partition, we moved to Lahore, and lived in Janak Nagar (Multan Road).

  4. Dear Rajesh ji,
    My Dadi was daughter of Shri Nanak Chand Saraf of Lyallpur. Her name was Smt Vishwavati Kapoor. Her brothers Shri Kedar Nath, Shri Badri Nath and Shri Amar Nath. Good to see a large family tree. Let’s unite.

  5. I am a writer…wish to write on situation of villages like chitti 90 and 93 in dist Lyallpur or nearby….i shall be highly obliged if any information about that area is referred or provided to me.
    I will mention in the acknowledgement if permitted…

    • Aslaam o aliqum
      My name is Mateen Ullah Khan. I am from Faisalabad village 84 GB foajpur.My friend from 93 Chitti.its the village situated Faisalabad to Lahore Road.Main road stop is 61 chak.

  6. japsimran singh. : S jawahar singh S piar singh were well known merchants of then Lyallpur as corroborated by my grandfather .

  7. I have vague memories of chak 238 near then lyallpur as told by our father. can any one confirm.
    my grand father was S Mehtab singh dua and father Dr Gursaran singh.

  8. my father munshi ram popli s/o sh.ram chander popli s/o sh. chhatta ram popli was 3 year old in 1947 and migrated to india from village sarwarwali ,tehsil jarawalan, distt.lyallpur

  9. Similarly, during riots in Indian Punjab, Muslim men were unpitifully killed and women were tortured and raped by Sikhs and Hindu mobs. They didn’t even spare little kids and played Holi with their blood. Muslim women who were kidnapped by Sikhs were forcefully converted into Sikhnis. There are so many such tragic incidents occurred in Punjab and Bengal especially.

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