Link to article written by Brinda Suri: https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/blink/takeaway/multan-lives-in-delhi/article21703593.ece1
Chawla was just five when he arrived in Delhi in 1946, a year before the Partition, from Haram Darwaja in Multan, now in Pakistan’s Punjab. The Chawla family of Multan’s androon shehr (Punjabi for ‘Walled City’) was a large one. “Towards the end of 1946, the situation in Multan was turning volatile. Pitaji suggested we spend a few months in Delhi till the chaos died down. We locked our house and came here. We never imagined we would never return to unlock it. Or that the country would be partitioned...” he trails off.