Man shares pic of grandfather’s 92-year-old British Indian passport
Every now and then, people share mementos from the bygone era on the internet that were once prized possessions. A post showcasing a rare passport issued in British India’s Lahore adds to that wonderful treasure trove and may make you awe-struck as well. If you like knowing about historical artifacts, then the post will definitely tickle your fancy.
Shared on Twitter by Anshuman Singh, the post includes several photos of a passport issued by the British Indian government. The rare piece of history was the property of Singh’s grandfather and was issued back in 1931 when he was 31 years old. The passport has the official seal of the British government on the cover and allows the bearer to travel in the colony of Kenya as well as India.
“My Grandfather’s ‘British Indian Passport’, issued at Lahore in 1931. He must’ve been 31 years old then,” read the caption.
The post has garnered over 134k views and tons of reactions. While some pointed out how the post left them amazed, many commented on how the passport should be preserved properly, as it is nothing less than a piece of history.
One Twitter user named Rimpy Bergamo also shared snippets of his grandfather’s passport. The document had visa/arrival stamps from Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Bombay.