Photograph of Vaishno Das Bagai and Others
A photograph of Vaishno Das Bagai and others. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph identifies others in the photograph, including Ramesh Chandra, Abnashi Ram Premi, and claims the picture was taken in the early 1920s.
Here's Letter To The World From Suicide
Article titled "Here's Letter To The World From Suicide" from the March 17, 1928 edition of the San Francisco Examiner. The article reports on the suicide of Vaishno Das Bagai, and reprints the letter he left for newspapers.
Formal portrait of the Bagai family
Formal studio portrait of the Bagai family in San Francisco. From left to right: Brij Bagai, Kala Bagai, Ram Bagai, Vaishno Das Bagai, Madan Bagai.
Passport Photo of Vaishno Das Bagai
Passport photo of Vaishno Das Bagai. It is stamped by the Dept. State and signed "V.D. Bagai." It is understood that Bagai applied for a US passport in 1928 but was denied, due to nullification of his naturalization after the United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind Supreme Court decision. This photo may have been part of that passport application.
Photograph of Bagai and Chandra families
Photograph of Bagai and Chandra families. From far left to right: Ramesh Chandra, Mahesh Chandra, Vaishno Das Bagai and Kala Bagai. The woman holding the flowers next to Kala is Mahesh's sister, Prabha Chandra.
Rani Bagai on "Vaishno Das Bagai's Naturalization Certificate"
Part of a video interview of Rani Bagai conducted on June 3, 2013. In this section, Bagai describes some of the items of her grandfather Vaishno Das Bagai left behind after his suicide in 1928, including several letters to his family he had written in addition to the political suicide letter which was published in newspapers in the U.S. and India.
Rani Bagai on "Vaishno Das Bagai"
Part of a video interview of Rani Bagai conducted on June 3, 2013. In this section, Bagai discusses her grandparents Vaishno Das Bagai and Kala Bagai (later Kala Bagai Chandra), their marriage, children, and life in San Francisco after arriving in 1915. Rani Bagai explains that together the couple had three sons, the youngest of whom was her father.