Bajaj Family

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  • ID: I2
  • Name: Hardial Singh
  • Given Name: Hardial Singh
  • _AKA: Papaji
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 5 Apr 1905 in Khanga Dogran, British India
  • Death: 18 Sep 1967 in Singapore
  • _UID: F2952EAAE7A600429242FD04C2909977650A
  • Note:
    In the early years, worked as a porter unloading trucks. Ridiculed by family for selling celebrity photos. Then worked as a hawker selling textile pieces from rolls he carried on his shoulders. Got married at age 15. Migrated to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Became a renowned textile merchant. Was associated with Gian Singh & Co. (the largest textile firm in the Far East), Hardial Singh & Co. and Hardial Singh & Sons. "King of Textiles" as pronounced by The Statesman (newspaper) when landed in Calcutta, India. Property investor, spices and films trader.

    During World War II in Singapore, the Japanese imprisoned and tortured him, thinking him to be a spy. Sardar Singh Chatwal arranged for special meals and his release. Implicated in tax evasion on false complaint by Prem Singh Soni. Was rumoured to having been considered for knighthood and having lost the chance by unwittingly importing shirts in violation of the 'Arrow' trademark.

    Joined the Indian Independence League in 1945, during World War II. Served as Special Supply Officer for Subhash Chandra Bose. Handed over custody of the sacks of gold entrusted to him during the War, to the Indian Overseas Bank in Singapore. Jawaharlal Nehru took possession of the gold on behalf of the Indian government.

    A Singapore pioneer. President of the Indian Chamber in Singapore from 1949 to 1953.
  • Change Date: 28 May 2005 at 01:00:00



    Father: Mehar Singh
    Mother: Thakur Devi

    Marriage 1 Kirpal Kaur
    • Married: 1920 in Khanga Dogran
    • Note: _UID4CBEE9873568AB45867EEBB7C133D6279EB1
    Children
    1. Has No Children Avtar Singh Bajaj
    2. Has No Children Sharan Kaur Bajaj
    3. Has No Children Bhajan Kaur Bajaj b: 9 Nov 1926
    4. Has No Children Living Bajaj
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    7. Has Children Living Bajaj

    Marriage 2 Living
      Children
      1. Has No Children Amarjit Singh Bajaj
      2. Has No Children Living Bajaj
      3. Has No Children Living Bajaj
      4. Has No Children Living Bajaj
      5. Has No Children Living Bajaj
      6. Has No Children Living Bajaj
      7. Has No Children Living Bajaj
      8. Has No Children Living Bajaj
      9. Has No Children Living Bajaj
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