Letter from Bhagat Singh Thind to His Father

Letter in Gurmukhi from Bhagat Singh Thind to his father, written from Astoria, Oregon and dated November 15, 1919. Thind sends a check for his family with the letter and inquires about his brothers Jagat Singh and Rulia Singh.


Date: November 15, 1919
Type: Correspondence
Language: English, Punjabi
Location: Astoria, OR

Document # 7

Ik Ongkar Satgur Parsad
Letter Number -----blank

P.O. Box 85, Astoria, Oregon, U.S.A.
Nov. 15, 1919

Dear religious-soul Dad Bhai Boota Singh Ji,

Greetings to you! Here I am o.k. in every respect, and I pray for your well-being all the time. I have earlier sent to you a check for 101 Pounds. Hopefully you have cashed it. Tell me, how many Rupees did you get. I am sending a copy of that check. If the original check is lost, you can get the money using this copy. If you have received the original, please do not present the copy. Just keep it. The copy can be used only if the original is lost. This is important. And write in detail about the family.

Hopefully, brothers, Jagat Singh and Rulia, are taking good care of you. Please let me know the facts. My love and greetings for Jagat Singh’s wife and for Jagat Singh and Rulia Singh. Please reply soon. Greetings to all.

Your son,
Bhagat Singh

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

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