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Bishember Nath Sapru

Bishember Nath Sapru

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Description: Bishember Nath Sapru was born in 1917 at Srinagar (Kashmir) to Sh. Govind Ram Sapru and Smt. Umaravati Sapru. He had two brothers—Sh. Sham Lal was elder while Sh. Kashinath was younger to him.
The lone sister Late Satided was married in Ambardar family of Rainawari. Saprus lived at Drabiyar quarter in Habbakadal area of Srinagar. Sh. Bishember Nath was married to Smt. Arandhati, daughter of Sh. Kashi Nath Mattoo of Alikadal.
Sh. Bishember Nath Sapru had his schooling in Mission School, Srinagar and was adjudged as the best swimmer of his school. He did his graduation and B.Ed. from Punjab University. Sh. Sapru had a long stint in J&K Education Department, finally retiring as Tehsil Education Officer, Kargil.
Sh. B.N. Sapru had great sense of history. In 1947 during Tribal invasion of J&K he was caught up in Muzaffarabad (PoK). He lived as 'Prisoner of War', finally managing his escape six months later. The great story of his eyewitness account of invasion and its aftermath, life as a captive and finally the escape was recorded at Ahmedabad on 27th and 28th of January 2002. Sh. Bishember Nath had prodigious memory, even at the age of 85 he could recollect all that he had lived through during those turbulent days. He passed away on 29th May 2007 at his son's house in Gurgaon.

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