““I’ve had it in my mind for a while to do a piece about my great grandfather… it’s the centennial of the Gadar Party, and there is a lot of energy around celebrating the members of the party,” says Singh. In 1909 Bhagwan Singh Gyanee was forced to leave India due to his work for Indian independence, and he traveled throughout Hong Kong, Canada, and the United States before serving as president of the Gadar Party from 1914 to 1920. “I always thought of my great grandfather as a hero, and I still do. I also have more understanding now of how much his family had to sacrifice in order for him to become this hero. When he left India, he left a wife and kids behind, including my grandmother,” explains Singh.”
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