Our family lived in Budhgaer quarter of downtown Srinagar. This locality was a predominantly Pandit locality as were many other parts of the old city.
Pt. Radha Krishan Sher was a noted Commentator on Kashmir affairs. He lived a principled life and never compromised with official/administrative apathy.
It was a cold Wintery evening, Srinagar was under a thick carpet of snow. The news about the demise of Kuldeep Rana carried by the evening bulletin of Radio Kashmir benumbed me.
Sh. Sati Sahni is a Veteran Journalist with an experience of over six decades in the profession. An ace photographer, he is the only working Journalist to have covered all the four wars--1947-1948, 1962,1965 and 1971.
Village Sardi, which houses the holy shrine of Goddess Sharda, is perhaps the most scenic place in Kishenganga (Neelam) Valley. It lies about 20 kms to the north of Muzaffarabad.
Santu brought the hubble-bubble and took off the shoes of father. I rushed to the kitchen to ask Santu to make tea. He had already begun preparations. I came back quickly.
It was March 1947 and I felt a longing to pay a visit to Hardwar. There was no clear picture as to what was happening down in plains, except sketchy news in broad contours that was getting through the borders.
In December 1946, my father Shri Gobindji Bhan, my brother Brijmohan (now Dr. B.M.Bhan), my cousin Prof. Somnath Dhar left Srinagar by bus for Rawalpindi on way to Lahore.
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