He edited Sindhi Weekly Newspaper known as ‘Bharatwasi’. He launched Bharatvasi in 1953 and continued till he breathed his last in 1991.
Recognition By Way Of Awards/ Honours :
Baldev Gajra never believed in accepting Awards/ Honours. However, he could not escape receiving the following: Sindhi Shriman, Title, 1991(At Mumbai by Sindhi Seva Mandal)
Award for his Distinguished Contribution in the field of journalism, 1992 (At Mumbai by Freedom Fighters Association).
As writer :
As Writer/ Poet :
1 ‘Gumnaam Sada’(Voice of Gumnaam), Poems, 1954.
2 ‘Zindagi-a-Ja Vark’ (Chapters of life), 1982.
3 ‘Adbi Tanqueed’(Literary criticism), 1984.
4 ‘Phool Ain Tarana’ (Flowers & Songs), 1956.
5 ‘Gandhi Granth’ (Biography Of Mahatma Gandhi) 1972
6 The Role Of Sind & Sindhis In Freedom Struggle, 1984 Part I, 1986 Part II.
Additional Information :
i) Baldev Gajra was freedom fighter. He was jailed for about 3 years (aggregate) between 1930 to 1942. He was also fearless writer.
ii) President Sindhi Boli, Sahitya & Kala Vikas Sabha.
iii) General Secretary, All India Sindhi Congressmen’s Forum.
iv) Member, Maharashtra State Sindhi Sahitya Academy.
v) Member, Sindhi Advisory Board. (Central Hindi Directorate, Govt. of India.)
Baldev Gajra was a freedom fighter who was jailed for about three years in aggregate in the British period. Mr. Baldev Gajra took to journalism after independence when he started a weekly paper Bharatvasi in 1953, ran it single handedly successfully and regularly till his death in 1991. Mr. Gajra was the man of strong convictions. A hardcore patriot and nationalist, he wrote poetry also under the pen name Gumnam. Mr. Gajra was also a literary critic and essayist. His magnum opus Azadi Je Yudh Mein Sind Jo Bhag won him a great acclaim.
Disclaimer: Please note Sindhisangat has uploaded the entire book on the website as per discussion with the Mr Bhagwan Bhagchandani.