Letter from Bhagat Singh Thind to His Father

Letter in Urdu from Bhagat Singh Thind to his father, dated December 21, 1914 and written from Astoria, Oregon. In the letter, Thind explains that he is including 280 rupees, of which some is meant for his younger brother Rulia Singh to go to the fair. Thind also inquires about his brother Jagat Singh.


Date: December 21, 1914
Type: Correspondence
Language: English, Urdu
Location: Astoria, OR

Document #2 signed Bhagat Singh, in Urdu


21-12-14   (=December 21, 1914)

Dearest father, may Waheguru bless you with good health for a long time. Sat Sri Akal.(God is True)

With your blessings and Waheguru’s will, I am hale and hearty as of now, and pray to God day and night for your good health. I may mention that I have written several letters to you, but for a long time I have not heard about your well-being. My previous letters will tell you everything about me.

I am sending to you a sum of – Rupees 280. When you received the sum, please let me know. Further, please let me know whether or not you received the Rupees 100 that I sent to you earlier. If you did not get that sum, I can arrange the needful. In any case, please respond soon.

Please let me know whether brother, Jagat Singh, has returned home or not. Until I hear from you, I am unable to write more. Please hug younger brother, Rulia Singh, for me, and on my behalf give him some money for the fair. I implore. I am much worried about brother, Jagat Singh. Please reply soon.

Very humbly,

Bhagat Singh

Collection: Bhagat Singh Thind Materials
Donor: David Thind
Item History: 2011-08-05 (created); 2013-05-03 (modified)

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