About Mr. Late Mr. Sant Ram Sandhu, PRS. Tehsildar (Retd)

  • Late Mr. Sant Ram Sandhu

    Our father Late Mr. Sant Ram Sandhu migrated from Pakistan after partition. My father was residing at Lyallpur now known as Montgomery.

    Our father were 2 bothers, namely Late Mr. Sant Ram Sandhu & late Mr. Kundan Lal Sandhu, who after migration, settled at village Kingra Cho Wala, Near Bhogpur, Tehsil & District Jalandhar. Our Uncle (Chacha ji) joined hands with our Grand Father late Mr. Budhu Ram Sandhu in agriculture where as our father was interested in education and finally he did his Graduation from Punjab University from Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar in year 1954. In those days, getting of decree always remained talk of towns/villages.

    I remember the words of my father, when I passed BA (Graduation) in year 1984, I questioned him that why you have suffixed ‘BA’ with your name. He told, My son, when I passed BA, in more than 50 villages, people were talking “Dekho Budhoo da Munda Biya Kar Gaya" (See, the son of Budhoo has done BA). So, those days clearing exam of BA was a distinction, like clearing name by UPSC.

    My father was totally self-made personality who was married in young age while he was studying. He completed his studies with money earned from educational scholarship. He joined as Ziledar in Irrigation department and finally he joined in Revenue department in year 1975 and Naib Tehsildar and promoted Tehsildar. He expired in year 1985 while in service when he was working as Tehsildar. .