From Karachi to Singapore
Maya Chellaram Samtani (maiden name: Mohini Jethanand Balani) was born on 4th July 1936 in Karachi, Sindh, British India.
Following Partition, Maya and her family witnessed a lot of violence - events that Maya describes as 'scary', not just from her perspective as an 11-year-old but for the whole family. These incidents were the catalyst for her family to leave Pakistan.
Today, Maya resides in Singapore and this is her story.