Stories About Men
Editor's note: Prof. Brij Mohan Lal Bhatnagar, M.A., M. (Com) was born on 30th December, 1914 at Khurja, District Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. He retired as Principal, Government College, Dausa, District Dausa, Rajasthan. He passed away on 25.8.1994.
Ed. note: A version of this article originally appeared at https://sikhchic.com/people/life_with_bhaaiyya_ji_my_father_bhai_sunder_singh_ji
He was born, according to an authentic written record in the family, on Monday, August 30, 1920.
Almost every family in Punjab used to name their darkest child Kala (black, dark) if a boy and Kali for a girl. Many children grew up bearing the pain of derision but often parents or relatives meant it as a term of affection. This is how the old man we called Kalu Taya probably got his name .