Thursday, September 1, 2011

My dada on Eid-ul-Fitr, Karachi

Via Flickr:
Dada is an Urdu term meaning 'Paternal grandfather'. My dada's name is Haji Moosa Adhia, Adhia being the family name. My dada and dadi came from India after it was partitioned into Pakistan and India in 1948 via ship. So they were spared the troubles faced by people arriving by trains at Lahore via Amritsar. I often ask my dada about the hardships he faced while coming here but he always tells me it was difficult to leave his ancestral home. But he never recalls any problem arising on the ship itself, which sailed from Bombay to Karachi.

My dada hails from a small Indian town of Bhawannagar, Gujerat province.

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