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Friday, May 29, 2015

2051- "One of the most deadliest letters ever written. Straight from the stomach."

Date: 02 - 07 - 1909
Divisional Railway Officer,
Respected Sirs,
I am arrive by passenger train Ahmedpur station and my belly is too much swelling with jackfruit. I am therefore went to privy. Just I doing the nuisance that guard making whistle blow or train to go off and I am running with lotaah in one hand and dhoti in the next when I am fall over and expose all my shocking to man and female women on platform. I am got leaved at Ahmedpur station. This too much bad, if passenger go to make dung that dam guard not wait train five minutes for him. I am therefore pray your honour to make big fine on that guard for public sake. Otherwise I am making big report to papers.
Your faithful Servant,
Okhil Chandra Sen.
Okhil Babu wrote this letter to the Sahibgunj Divisional Railway Officer in 1909. It is on display at the Railway Museum in New Delhi. It was also reproduced under the caption "Travellers Tales" in the Far Eastern Economic Review.
Any guesses why this letter is of Historic Value?
It led to the introduction of TOILETS in trains in India...!!!
So no idea is stupid and always speak up...
(Howsoever bad or good you may be at any language). 😜

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