Showing posts with label Lal Haveli. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lal Haveli. Show all posts

Friday, February 3, 2023

Rawalpindi's Lal Haveli

Rawalpindi's Lal Haveli, Sheikh Rashid's occupation and Bhudhanbai's love
  The partition of India left many stories behind where Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims of united India were forced to leave their homes, cities and lands.
  Seth Dhanraj Sehgal, a Hindu from Jhelum, Punjab, fell in love with a dancing girl from Sialkot. Seth Dhanraj saw the girl dancing at a party and brought her to his home in Jhelum, which his family  did not accept  Very rich and respected, he agreed to let his beloved live in another city, after which Seth Dhanraj built a mansion for her in Rawalpindi.
  A small mosque was also built inside the mansion for Bhodhan Bai and a small temple for Seth Dhanraj.
  Seth Dhanraj's business extended to Srinagar and Peshawar but peace in India forced him to leave his business and mansion, I want you to go to India with your family.
  Seth Dhanraj was registered by the British government and his mansion was registered as Bhodhanbai, but a few years later when the capital of Pakistan was first temporarily moved from Karachi to Rawalpindi, the military headquarters, GHQ, was renamed.  Also transferred from Karachi.  In Rawalpindi, objection was raised to the name plaque of a Hindu Seth Dhan Raj.
  The Rawalpindi court sent a notice to Bodhanbai and asked the court, the judge inside the court told Bodhanbai that you should write that Seth Dhanraj is your husband, you were a Hindu but now you have become a Muslim, you are his heir.  Who will be the legal heir of this property?
  The girl folded her hands in front of the judge and said that I am a poor Nacho girl, Seth Dhanraj respected me, loved me, my conscience does not allow me to blame him after he left, I owned the mansion.  left  This
  The court has written the residential part of the haveli to Bhudhanbai and handed over the rest of the haveli to the endowment department.
  In the early days of General Zia, the body of Bhudanbai's brother, who lived with him, was found, but Bhudanbai herself went missing, possibly Pakistan's first female missing person.
  Sheikh Rasheed then occupied the portion of the mansion which had been given to Bodhanbai.
  Sheikh Rashid used to buy books and newspapers in front of the gate of the haveli but suddenly Sheikh Rashid became the owner of the haveli and he was elected MNA in the 50th election of General Zia.
  Although Sheikh Rashid says that the maid took the mansion, the dark truth of Lal Haveli comes out when Sheikh Rashid starts talking against his mistress.
  Lal Haveli is now owned by anyone but the secret of Lal Haveli is the love of Seth Dhanraj and Bhodhan Bai.
  It is not known where the girl went, but the descendants of Seth Dhanraj today own Sehgal Group of Industries, India's largest business conglomerate.