From Karachi to Malaysia
Born in 1938 in Karachi, Sindh, British India, Shankar Sukhani was a mere nine years old when his family left their hometown for Jaipur, following the 1947 partition.
If there’s one word that sums up Shankar’s memories, it’s the word “green”. Green for the pastures and land that he fondly associates with Karachi. Green for the wealth of the community in Karachi. And green for how the Sindhis who left their hometown prospered in countries far and wide.
Shankar currently resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and this is his story.
From Hyderabad to Singapore
Bhagwan Sadhwani was born in 1936 in Hyderabad, Sindh, British India, the second son in a family of four boys and one girl. Following the partition of British India, Bhagwan’s family moved to the island of Penang in Malaysia, after a brief transition in Jodhpur and Bombay, India.
Despite having to leave his home and start over in a new place and country, Bhagwan’s positive and optimistic nature has never ceased – this comes through clearly even when he talks about having to leave home and move to different countries – what he recounts are happy moments playing with the neighbouring children, taking walks on the beach close to their temporary home, and expresses his gratitude for the opportunities that his adopted home has provided.
Bhagwan currently resides in Singapore, and this is his story.