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US based NRI portraits reality of life in foreign shores

It was a tiring journey for US based NRI Ajaypal Singh Bath, who went through nightmare to see the first ray of hope in his life. He literally didn't see the sun rising for five years.

Bath a poet by profession, went to USA in 1986 without realising the dark side of glowing face of the world's richest country. "I worked 16 to 18 hours initially. I had full faith on my hard work", he said while showing his hands hardened like steel.

Bath when looks back says he was gifted with love for poetry and singing. He had started using his art in 1984. God has given him these gifts, and with these gifts his love for poetry and singing began, in 1984. His poetry not only talks about life, but goes in depth to much deeper, such as religion, meaning of life, and what you should do in this life for God. His hard work and diligence has lead to the publication of his first Punjabi book 'Yaadan Di Barsi', revealing his past in poetic verses. Ajaypal Singh further explained about his life when his book was released during a function organized by local literary sabha at Sirhind. Eminent writer Dr Harchand Singh Sirhindi was chief guest of the function while Dr Darshan Singh Aaast from Punjabi University, Patiala; Prem Gorkhi; Gurnam Singh Bijli, Paramjit Kaur Sirhind, retired Manager Udham Singh was Guest of Honour. The sabha also honoured Ajaypal.

Originally native of Talanian village of district Fatehgarh Sahib, Ajaypal Singh Bath, who is also known as Joga Singh Bath, was born in January, 1966 at Civil Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh. As a child, he had many responsibilities and was a hard worker. He attended primary school in Talanian, and sixth grade to higher secondary at Mata Gujri Senior Secondary School, Fatehgarh Sahib. He finished his graduation in 1986 at Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib. After completing college, he moved to the USA and after much hard work he became a very successful man in business. He is currently the owner of hotels and motels at USA and 300 to 400 employees are working under him. His mother Surjit Kaur Bath and other family members are living with him in California. Ajaypal has two sisters and two brothers all are settled abroad. He is father of two sons and two daughters and they are all studying. His better half is a house wife. His father Umrao Singh Bath expired in 2005. Eminent writer Paramjit Kaur Sirhind, who is also general secretary of local literary association said that we are proud on writers like Ajaypal Singh.

Photo Caption : Writers releasing book of US based NRI Ajaypal Singh Bath at Sirhind. 
Photo by Gurpreet Singh Mehak
Contributed by: Gurpreet Singh Mehak
Country: India
Date: September 13, 2010