Lala Miya Das Bhalla had two sons named Lala Dhanpat Rai Bhalla and Lala Hira Nand Bhalla. And Lala Dhanpat Rai Bhalla had two sons named Lala kishen Dayal Bhalla and Lala Shanker Das Bhalla. And Lala Hira Nand Bhalla had a one son Lala Bishen Das Bhalla.
Family members of Lala Dhanpat Rai Bhalla and Lala
Hira Nand Bhalla lived (joint family) in a same house till February
1931 and Lala Kishen Dayal Bhalla built an Empire and became one of the known
wealthy family in the area they acquired Farming land
in surrounding area of Sri Hargobindpur and at Bakhu
Nangal located at Kartarpur Kapurthala Road, Four (4)
miles from Kartarpur city Dist. Jullundur (Jalandhar)
and bought a property (Kothi) in Multan (now in
Pakistan). After the death of Lala Dhanpat Rai and
Lala Hira Nand Bhalla then Lala Shanker Das Bhalla son
of Lala Dhanpat Rai Bhalla the younger brother of Lala
Kishen Dayal Bhalla also died.
Both the cousin's Lala Kishen Dayal Bhalla and Lala Bishen Das Bhalla were Pakka “Arya Samajis” and Lala Bishen Das Bhalla was the president of the Arya Samaj Sri Hargobindpur, and also he was the life member of the ARYA PRATINIDHI SABHA PUNJAB SAMBANDHAK COMMITTEE. Both the cousins were educationist, and social reformer and very well known in District Gurdaspur and around Punjab.
In February 1931 Lala Durga Das Bhalla
and Lala Dev Dutt Bhalla pressured their father Lala
Bishen Das Bhalla without the consent of Pandit Bhim
Sain Bhalla to become independent and divide the
assets from Lala Kishen Dayal Bhalla then both the cousin
thought and made their wise decision that now
it’s the time to separate and divide the family assets
because both of them aged and their health was also not permitting
them to look
after the family business and then family has grown up
big. So they did not wanted that after their death the
families will not be able to continue the business as
both cousin's managed till this time. They decided to
divide the assets among themselves jointly without any
outsiders (third person's) involvement. Eventually there was
some problems between their children occurred that who wants what and how to
divide the assets. They could not able to divide the property and business by
Lala Bishen Bhalla
died on December 06, 1936 he had a three sons Lala Durga Das
Bhalla, Babu Dev Dutt
Bhalla, Pandit Bhim Sain Bhalla (Vidyalankar). One of
his son Babu Dev Dutt Bhalla was at the time working for Indian Railway
in Lahore (now in Pakistan) immediately he resigned
his job and came back to Sri Hargobindpur and demanded
his one third share of the property from his elder
brother Lala Durga Das Bhalla and separated and built
his own house and lived their with his family Lala
Durga Das did not discuss or consulted with his younger brother Pandit Bhim Sain Bhalla (Vidyalankar)
who was also at that time living in Lahore with his
And Lala Durga Das was controlling Pandit Bhim
Sain Bhalla (Vidyalankar) share of property. After the partition
and Pakistan in 1947 Pandit Bhim Sain Bhalla
(Vidyalankar) came back from Lahore (now in Pakistan)
and asked his elder brother Lala Durga Das Bhalla about
his share of income since 1936. And one third share of
the property . Lala Durga Das did not gave him any
positive answer for sometime about the income. So Pandit ji being a simple and
honest person he did not questioned anymore to his
elder brothers and he always respected him and all of
his family including his "Tau ji's" Lala Kishen Dayal
Bhalla and "Chacha" Lala Shanker Das Bhalla's heirs till he
Lala Kishen Dayal Bhalla and his cousin Lala Bishen Das Bhalla in Year 1914 donated Cash Rs. 20,000/=and Land to District Board to upgrade existing Middle School to High School and then Punjab's Lieutenant Governor Sir Michael O'dwyer acknowledge the donation and built a High School for boys, which was named D.B. High School (District Board High School) (now is called Govt. High School) in Sri Hargobindpur, Dist. Gurdaspur, Punjab, India.
Lala Kishen Dayal Bhalla had established a wedding parties requirement and bought the utensils, cooking pots and all other requirements for 100 people including Vadi, Silver Mukat and Gulabdani etc in Sri Hargobindpur, Dist.Gurdaspur, Punjab, India.
Kishen Dayal Bhalla and his cousin Lala Bishen Das Bhalla and family presented a
Kurta, Pajama and Shawl (Shirt, Pajama and Shawl) in the year
1906 to Swami Shradhanand Ji Religious leader, preacher of Arya Samaj and
founder of Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidalaya and also
Lala Bishen Das Bhalla promised swami ji he
will donate his son Bhim Sain Bhalla to
start and built Gurukul Kangri Vishwadalaya when he visited Sri Hargobindpur, Dist. Gurdaspur, Punjab, India.
In the year 1926, Pandit ji joined the faculty of National College, Lahore (Now in Pakistan) and taught Economics, History and Hindi language to the young entrants. Who include also Martyrs Bhagat Singh, and Sukhdev. Pandit ji ingrained in them the utmost love for motherland. His method of teaching endeared him to his students. Simple living and high thinking was the cornerstone of this great man. Whatever he preached he lived also. Above everything, he valued the Vedic tenets of Arya Samaj.
Pandit ji was a profound writer, journalist, Chief Editor of the paper Arya, being published by Arya Partinidhi Sabha Punjab and afterwards even edited Hindi News Paper Punjab Kesri etc, and also he was a freedom fighter. In 1930 he took a part fearlessly in the Salt Disobedience Movement of Gandhi ji with great gusto. He was imprisoned and passed six months in jail at Sharanpur and Gonda of Uttar Pradesh.
In June 1962, Pandit ji fell ill and there seemed no respite from the dreadful disease which doctors had diagnosed as Cancer. The life ebbed out of this great man on July 18, 1962 and he joined the Gods in Heaven, leaving behind sweet memories of him on this earth, in the hearts of whosoever had come in contact with him during his earthly sojourn.
For more information on Pandit ji’s life and about his family history Shmt. DR. Shanta Malhotra M.A. (PhD.) has written a Pandit ji’s biography (his daily diary notes) in Hindi. "SREYA MARG KE PATHIK BHIM SAIN VIDYALANKAR" I personally recommend / suggest to every member of "The Bhalla Clan of Sri Hargobindpur" to read the valuable information contained in this book about him and his / your family.
The book was published by K.K. Publications B-1770, Near State Bank of India, Jhagir Puri, Delhi - 110 033 Tele: 2745-7884, 2713-1835, 2746-684. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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