A Meeting With “Pitaji” – Jai Ram Chadha has just turned 100 years old. Interviewed by C21 Troy

Pitaji. – Interview with a 100 year old Indian man living in Glasgow – Jai Ram Chadha

Jai Ram Chadda, called “Pitaji” a Hindi word meaning “Father” in English by his family of 3 generations, was born in Mumbai in 1907 and came to live in Chancellor St, Partick in the west side of the City of Glasgow in 1965.
As part of celebrations of his 100th Birthday I made a DVD film package of three films for his family and friends documenting his life story.

The films are

1) a presentation of his life story adapted from a live presentation slide-show given by his grand daughter Divia at his Centenary celebration party.

2) A slide show of images from his life given to me for use by his family and friends

3) An interview at his home in Govan where Jai talks about his earliest memories in India, moving to Kenya for work, and his life in Glasgow.

This video here is part 3 mentioned above and last 40 minutes.

The world was a very different place as we know it to day and we get to experience it through the spoken word of Pitaji.
Jai Ram Chadha enjoyed a moment of wider fame when Scots leaned the secret of his longevity was the result of drinking one glass of “Iron Bru” which is a traditional soft drink made in Scotland and was repeatedly reported in the Scottish Press.

….. but there is a lot more to his secret that….you will have to watch this film to find out what it is.

Enjoy

A Meeting With Pitaji

Jai Ram Chaddha
1907- 2008

Interviewed by C21 Troy on 23/02/07 [10 days after his 100th birthday]
Camera /sound – C21 Troy

Music – Yaman [ Stephan Callaghan]

Produced By Internet & Digital Media 2007
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© INTERNET & DIGITAL 2007

VALE OF TEARS The Story Of The Cadder Pit Disaster Glasgow 1913

VALE OF TEARS The Story Of The Cadder Pit Disaster Glasgow 1913

 

“Vale Of Tears” is a documentary drama about events of the Cadder Pit Disaster. On August 3rd 1913. 22 men lost their lives due to “white damp” and fire. The Cadder pits were situated near the village of Lambhill, a few miles north of the city Of Glasgow, Scotland. It was the worst mining disaster of the city  This documentary gives good account of the events and gives insight into the hazards and lack of safety measures which affected the miners in their daily lives. The events of the aftermath are also covered with an account of the funeral service and the fate of many of the widows after the disaster.

Based on accounts from both official and local stories the story is told by a narrator and “The Miner”

This production “Vale of Tears” is suitable for students of Glasgow History from secondary school level to adult..

Cadder Pit 15 Location here on Google Maps

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VALE OF TEARS – THE STORY OF THE CADDER PIT DISASTER GLASGOW 1913

An INTERNET & DIGITAL
History and Heritage Media Production

produced by
INTERNET & DIGITAL

written and directed
by
PAUL TROY

[aka Twenty-First Century Troy, aka C21 Troy]

Cast
THE MINER – BRENDAN O’DONNELL

NARRATOR – C21 TROY

video effects, graphics, colour treatment, video editing by C21 Troy

make-up, wardrobe – Brendan O’Donnell

Live action
camera- Paul Troy
sound recording – David Roy

Studio
sound recording, dubbing and mixing – C21 Troy

MUSIC
Original musical recording used with permission.

“Funeral March” by Frédéric Chopin, performed by GLEN HOBAN

[a.k.a. Kamibambiraptor]

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“7 Paths” theme and derived incidental music
composed and performed by C21 TROY

Sound effects The Free Sound Organisation

ARCHIVE AND RESEARCH SOURCES

Lambhill Residents
Walter Benton & Co. Postcard Collection
Possil Library
Mitchell Library Glasgow
Kirkintilloch Library
National Mining Museum Scotland
Open Museum Glasgow

all original photographs used in this video are in the
public domain and copyright remains with respective owners.

Summerlee Industrial Heritage Museum
Hunter Environmental Village
Lambhill Stables

filmed in
Glasgow and Coatbridge

© Paul Troy/ Internet And Digital

2015

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