https://www.kirrt.org/story/abdal-majeed-potter Abdal Majeed | Potter | Manimajra 2018-08-23 09:37:03 I was born near Patiala. I lost all my family and relatives in 1947 and the years earlier. My sister was my saviour, She looked after me, helped me to settle, and got me a house here in Manimajra. Gurdeep Singh Blog post Contributor Gurdeep Singh Dhaliwal Gurdeep Singh Dhaliwal Navjeet Kaur Photographer Story Writer 1947 koran manimajra muslim pottery

 

 

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I was born near Patiala. I lost all my family and relatives to 1947 and the years earlier. My sister was my savior, She looked after me, helped me to settle, and got me a house here in Manimajra. They weren’t just a sister and her husband, they were my parents, I don’t remember seeing the real ones.

I never learnt Pottery from anyone, I self trained myself.

He was reading Koran in Arabic when we met him. I was so busy when I was young, raising money to sustain. I didn’t have time to study but the tutor I met understood this. Instead of joining a regular class, he told me to walk in any time I was free. Everyday I would got up at four and knocked his door, that’s how I learned to read but I never learned how to write.

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I was born near Patiala. I lost all my family and relatives to 1947 and the years earlier. My sister was my savior, She looked after me, helped me to settle, and got me a house here in Manimajra. They weren’t just a sister and her husband, they were my parents, I don’t remember seeing the real ones.

I never learnt Pottery from anyone, I self trained myself.

 

He was reading Koran in Arabic when we met him. I was so busy when I was young, raising money to sustain. I didn’t have time to study but the tutor I met understood this. Instead of joining a regular class, he told me to walk in any time I was free. Everyday I would got up at four and knocked his door, that’s how I learned to read but I never learned how to write.

We had six kids, all of them boys. I raised them, tried to teach them whatever little I knew, but they wanted to continue pottery and I let them. I’m happy where I am. I have money in my pocket, my kids take me anywhere I want to go. I have this book I can dig into anytime and it has solution to every problem in the world.

 

When did you stop working? I worked for 40 years and never stopped. Even now I’m ready to sit on a clay wheel. It’s just that my kids asked me not to work anymore. I have to listen to them because they provide me with everything. It’s up to them now.  

We had six kids, all of them boys. I raised them, tried to teach them whatever little I knew, but they wanted to continue pottery and I let them. I’m happy where I am. I have money in my pocket, my kids take me anywhere I want to go. I have this book I can dig into anytime and it has solution to every problem in the world.

 

When did you stop working? I worked for 40 years and never stopped. Even now I’m ready to sit on a clay wheel. It’s just that my kids asked me not to work anymore. I have to listen to them because they provide me with everything. It’s up to them now.  

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