Jaati Ratna Awardee
Khatri Seeta Ram Tandon
Late Shri Seeta Ram Tandon, an author and a revolutionary was genius since his childhood days. He was born on on 25th April 1933 at Lucknow. He Wrote more than 5 famous books during his lifespan and "History Of Khatris in India" was his second last collection of Writing.
It started in the Year 1985
Lt. Khatri Seeta Ram Tandon, a visionary writer, embarked on a remarkable journey of Writing the various books such as Disciplinary rules in 1970’s . But after he suffered the heart attach in late 80s he took an initiative to do something for his society for his own khatri fraternity and. in 1985, Driven by an insatiable passion for literature and an unwavering commitment to his craft, Tandon dedicated himself to creating a masterpiece about the Khatris, a community close to his heart.
Jaati Ratna Award in 2004
In 1974, Lt. Shri Seeta Ram Tandon received the Uttar Pradesh Government’s State Award for his exceptional work and writings on government rules. After retiring, he published the monumental “History of Khatris in India” in 2004, the result of 20 years of research. Over a thousand Khatris contributed over Rs 1 lakh for its publication. Tandon was honored with the Jaati Ratna Award in appreciation of his hard work, which had been awaited for over a century. In 2005, he was further recognized by the All India Khatri Mahasabha for his remarkable contributions and became a life member and patron of the organization.
Got Republished in 2014
The book “History of Khatris in India” garnered immense demand and love from the Khatri fraternity. Such was the appreciation for the book that it was republished in 2004 to meet the overwhelming demand. People from all over the world, belonging to the Khatri community, expressed their deep admiration for the author, Lt. Shri Seeta Ram Tandon, and his remarkable efforts. The book’s comprehensive exploration of Khatri history resonated with readers, and its impact transcended geographical boundaries. Tandon’s dedication and meticulous research were widely recognized and appreciated, solidifying his esteemed status within the Khatri community and beyond.