Over the years, the briefcase and all that it contains has become a representation of my late grandfather and the man he was. Through the items inside, I have come to learn about his interests and beliefs.
“Respected Father, I want to get admitted to school over here so I need the certificates. Please get them as soon as you can. Without them, I will not get admission in a school here in Kolkata. How are you? I am fine!”
I’m told that the lock had originally belonged to my great-grandfather, Malik Devi Dayal ji, who used it to lock one of the doors of their haveli, which I traced to be located at Gali Taali Wali, Hanu ka Chajja in Multan.