“Manto and Bela were there … I’d really like to see if any of them live there. Perhaps the kids of Pyari – I’d really like to see.”
Bahadur and Jannat Ali Phambra migrated from Phambra village, near Jalandhar, in India to Sheikhupura in Pakistan as children, eventually settling in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad). They had to escape as violence and fires broke out in nearby villages. They later migrated again to the UK, where they now own a shop called Phambra Food Store in London.