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Patradoot or The Messenger 22/Many

Patradoot or The Messenger22 /Many 
English version by 
Ravindra K Kapoor 
Originally written in Hindi by my 
Late father Dr. Amar Nath Kapoor


The city of Allahabad is called a Holy shrine since ages, 

Because of the mingling of three holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati,

Although Saraswati has vanished, it still remains a supreme shrine, 

From time immemorial, which can not be determined in words, dear letter,.

The tradition of this prideful possession, dear letter,

Has been maintained by our ancestors since ages,

And many a great men have borne here, dear,

On the sacred land of Prayag or Allahabad, dear letter.


Kanpur India 18h June 2006                                 to continue in 23

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Patradoot in Hindi was originally written by my father late
Dr. Amar Nath Kapoor in 1932, when he was imprisoned
by the British, as he was fighting for India's freedom 
under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. After India’s
independence as a true follower of Gandhi Dr. Amar Nath 
Kapoor left active politics and devoted rest of his life in 
writing easy mass literature and wrote many Dramas, 
Poetry books, epics. All his other literary 
works were mainly written from 1955 to 1990. 
He left this mortal world in 1994. 


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  1. Date: 8/2/2010 9:17:00 PM
    Hello, dear. I am not sure where I left off. but this seems like a good place to resume my readings of father. It is really something how you are immortalizing him! luv, andrea

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 8:51:00 PM
    Most lovely descriptive lines in number 22 .. your beloved.. how beautiful... such perfection in your lines of relaying this story.. mesmerizing Ravindra... I will be on vacation ..leaving this Sunday until July 4th... so I will not have computer access until around June 28th or 29th.. then will be able to comment once again.. long awaited vacation with my luv.. with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 7:48:00 AM
    Your words are so facinating, Ravindra....there are so many stories you have told, and are still often captivates, and astounds me how simple my own life compares...when so many have had such a struggle to keep peace in the world for the rest of us. Thank you so much for sharing more and more. ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 5:03:00 AM
    The messages in the letter are having a nice look into the past, as told in your dear letters. Enjoyed your continued story RAVIDRA, have a blessed one,..p.d.