||Some Old Memories
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|S. ANUP SINGH JAGPAL
(1868 - 1950)
|Our village is
considered as of the best educated in whole area because it has
produced many doctors, engineers, army officers and teachers in past.
Many of our elders got good positions with different organisations with
their dedication and hard work. Here we are sharing brief info. about
one of them thanks to brother Ishwar Jagpal.
S. Anup Singh Jagpal son of Jiwa Singh Jagpal from village Boparai
Kalan Distt. Ludhiana was one of a few early commissioned officers from
our village. He attained the rank of Jemadar, a rank used in
the British Indian Army, for a Viceroy's Commissioned
Officer (VCO), one of a few ranks at that time given to non
British officers in the Indian Army. He served the British Indian Army
from 1888 to 1923 primarily based in Burma. He was survived by two sons
S. Harbhajan Singh & S. Amar Singh. S. Harbhajan Singh's family is now settled in Canada after moving out from Malaysia. His son Mr Ishwar Jagpal
is a successful professional with RBC in Canada, While family of S.
Amar Singh is settled at village close to Jagpal Dharmshala (Halti).
A Rare Original Photo of Nihang Baba Shamsher Singh Ji
Founder Committee of Boparai Kalan School
We are able to identify almost all these persons with your
help, who helped to start Boparai Kalan school
in 1930's. Most of them belong to Boparai Kalan. This photo was clicked
in around 1950. We are publishing the names as we collected from
different sources. Most of these are absolutely correct but few are
still guess work. If anyone want to correct us, please send us a
message any time. We are extremely thankful to all the friends and
elders who provided their input to unlock this mystery, especially to
S. Balwant Singh Jagpal (Vancouver), Headmaster Surjeet Singh Deol
(Fresno, USA) and Master Iqbal Singh Deol, Burlington.
Child 1. 2. 3.
from left to right
1. Babu Uttam Singh Deol 2. son 1 of Bagga Singh, 3. Son 2 of Bagga
Singh, 4. Mrs. Bagga Singh, 5. Bagga Singh
U.S.A., 6. Mal Singh U.S.A., 7. Principal Iqbal Singh, 8. Dr. Arjan
Singh, 9. Dr. Dasaunda Singh Jagpal. 10. Mann Singh
1. Kabel Singh
Jagpal, 2. S. Budh Singh , 3. S. Sarang Singh, 4. Subedar Sarwan Singh, 5. Head master Rajinder Singh, 6. Master Jwala Singh,
Singh, 8. Sunder Singh Jagpal, 9. Babu Chanan Singh, 10. S. Chanan Singh, 11. Naranjan Singh, 12. S. Dalip Singh
Back Row 3
1. Master Gurbax
Singh, 2. S.Gurdial Singh Sanghera, 3. S. Mall Singh, 4. Subedar Kartar Singh, 5. Ajit Singh, 6.
Singh, 7. Gurbax Singh Deol, 8. S. Nand Singh, 9. Kartar Singh, 10. S. Ujjagar Singh, 11. Head
Surjit Singh, 12. Nahar Singh
Shamsher Singh Ji was a great
devotee of Guru Hargobind Sahib. He came to Gurusar Sudhar upon request
of area sangat from Raikot. Here he took the responsiblity of
maintenance and development of Gurdawara Patshahi 6th, the place which
has the benign blessings of Guru
Hargobind Sahib, who spent significant moments of his life here.
As he had a visionary idea, he established a
‘Gurmukhi Pathshala’ in 1921, which he used to call a College. It is
still running as GHG Khasla Senior Secondary School at Gurusar Sudhar.
Ji’s dream got God’s blessings and in 1948, Guru Hargobind Khalsa
College, Gurusar Sadhar came into existence in a wing of school in the
complex where presently G.H.G. Khalsa College of Education is
functioning. Later college was moved to its present campus on the
Ludhiana - Bathinda main road.
So, our area owe a lot to this great visionary whose thinking was way ahead of his times.
Boparai Kalan Kabadi Team 1966
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