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Vagabond An Adventurer Lad

by O.P. Modi

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A lad of 17 years coming from a wealthy family believes that the real education does not come from academic institutions. On the other hand it can be got from studying nature and going to the wild; where one can study plants, birds and ferocious animals like lions, tigers, hyenas and bears. There lies the knowledge that one should gain and use it in his life.

 This book is about a young man who leads an adventure loving life. He faces life threatening episodes and is actually attacked by wild animals and dangerous bees, animals and even flesh eating plants. Somehow he survives. Finally traveling miles after miles he enters the Anant valley, a serene and peaceful land free of threats from all the dangers. This valley is ruled by a King whose soldiers arrest the Vagabond i.e. the young lad. He is produced before the King who is highly impressed by the knowledge and intelligence of the lad. He asks the young man to work for him as his roving ambassador. After a year the King sends his emissaries with sealed letter to Trigam Panihar where the Vagabond’s family lives. The letter is actually a proposal for the engagement of his daughter with the Young Lad. The proposal is accepted and after some time marriage is also sermonized. In fact the young boy had fallen in love with King’s daughter at first sight and the same was the case with the princess.

O.P. Modi was born on 25th October 1928 in a remote village of District Reasi in Jammu & Kashmir. His father Late Sant Ram Modi who was a high ranking officer was killed in Muzaffarabad (now in POK) where he was posted. The author also lost his one brother in the raids and many other relatives there. Having been rendered support less and also penny less he joined the J&K Militia as a volunteer. Latter as he was graduate he was promoted as Commander of one of the units of the Militia. After a year he was appointed administrator of Tehssil  Budhil of district Rajouri. He resigned after two years and got married to Vimla ji daughter of Late Mulkh Raj Gupta. He left Jammu & Kashmir along with his wife and went to Chandigarh. In Chandigarh (then capital of Punjab India) he worked as government contractor and earned substantial money. He returned to Jammu and set up a factory. At the same he started writing articles for local English dailies. He did this for almost twenty years and is still writing articles even now at 84.








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