How long have you been living in Southall?


I have been living in Southall for approximately 40 years. I moved into England and into the town of Southall at the age of 6 years old, it has been a privilege and a great honour to be living in Southall and I did continue to do so until our family moved into Hayes, as to finding a new job which would settle my career, and also for the well-being of my family.


What has changed your life since living in Southall?


From my recent history of Southall, a lot of my careers have changed. I currently work as an engineer (operator for purposes). Since 1968, I have been living in Southall. I also found my sincere talent (singing). Not only had I been working as an engineer, I was a singer for 15 years. During my singing years, I created a group which is known as the ‘Mela Group’ which was established in 1982. It was well-known and famous alongside the ‘Heera Group’. I earned a fortune and it was fantastic singing and it definitely changed my career. However, in 1997 I gave up my singing career, and continued my job. I then moved to Hayes in December 28th 2005 and hence have been living in this town. But yes, Southall has changed my life a lot.

 

Do you enjoy living in Southall? Explain why.


I did enjoy living in Southall because it was a well-known and a famous town. Southall was the town which changed my career and helped it venture to sincere achievements. My singing talents helped my son, Jatinder Ram become a fantastic dhol (drum) player. Despite living in Hayes, we come to Southall. Before living in Hayes, my son Jatinder learned karate and playing the dhol. He is only 13 years old and he has already played in 5 weddings/parties and he gets paid. I am very proud of him and he has a very fantastic career ahead. He wants to become a dentist which requires a lot of hard work, and I will stand by his decision, he accomplished his 1st Dan black belt at the age of 13 years. When he is 18 he wants to open his own karate club and teach karate. He also wants to open his own dhol club at the age of 18 years and teach as he is almost professional. These are quite a lot of reasons why I sincerely used to enjoy living in Southall.


What high school did you used to go to?

I went to Featherstone High School. I went during 1970-1975. The head teacher at that time was Mr Berg. It was a fantastic school and I really enjoyed going to it. I got a lot out of it and it ventured my career forthwith.


What is your favourite place in Southall?


My favourite place was the Jas Musical Shops.

 

What memories do you have in Southall?

 

I have a lot of memories in Southall. I came to Southall at the age of 6 years old. I was brought up mostly in Southall. As previously said, I have a lot of childhood memories from high school, which helped me earning my degree and diploma at university. It brought my singing career up and I was earning a fortune. These are some memories I have in Southall.

 

 

Mustafa Jameel
7/6/2011 06:09:48 am

Absoulutely brilliant!
Your dad is a legend ;)

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Mustafa Jameel
7/6/2011 06:12:07 am

Please post a photo if possible !

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Mustafa Jameel
7/6/2011 06:13:40 am

Jatinder, you should put an interview about ur dhol, ur fantastic at the dhol

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hardeep hira and maryam razhi
7/6/2011 06:29:48 am

wow - ur daad is so interesting.
he is so coooool!!!!!
lets hope you can put a photo up !!!

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Hardeep Hira
7/6/2011 06:31:07 am

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Hardeep
7/6/2011 06:31:58 am

Thats sick! The Mela group were quite big back in the day.. Like the Heera group.

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Rosemarie Koroyin
7/6/2011 06:32:58 am

Man Ur Dad's famous :/ thats so cool :)

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Jatinder Ram
7/6/2011 06:34:10 am

cheers guys...

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Maryan Osman
7/6/2011 06:34:48 am

briliant !

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Vikram Jain
7/6/2011 06:36:14 am

My dad actually thinks he knows your dad Jatinder. He says he knows the Mela Group

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Rohit Mertucker
7/6/2011 06:36:20 am

Ahh..I know you guyss!
You played on my brothers wedding back in the days!
Its a shame you dont sing nw

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Mustafa Jameel
7/6/2011 06:38:57 am

I really wanttt 2 meet ur dadd

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Arthie
6/13/2013 10:01:47 am

Wow!!!

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11/25/2013 05:32:08 pm

Its great finding a article about mela group which my father Hardial Bilkhu and his 2 brothers Rashpal Bilkhu and Avtar Bilkhu (keyboard players) kicked off back then. Those where the days

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Mohammed Ram Singh Pal
3/28/2014 03:41:24 am

Fantastic! Absolutely superb story Mr John Ram! I remember back in the day when us and Billu used to ride the horses back in the stable. Yeehaa Cowboy that was wicked. Then you vomited on Rebecca by accident :\ Ah too bad we can't go back in time ey! Used to be able to rock out in the middle of the road with Johnny, Willy, Billu, Jas and Jagz. Look forward to seeing you soon John! tc :) xoxox

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Daniel Bryan
3/28/2014 03:45:05 am

Terrific! I am considering giving up my WWE career to join your group; maybe next time we can do one together

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Rohan Gupta
3/28/2014 03:45:12 am

Mr. Ram that is terrible. I could do fifty times better than you. (5000 likes)

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Jatinder Ram
3/28/2014 03:47:59 am

Cheers guys I sincerely value your feedback!!!!!! Daniel Bryan WOW thanks and Mohammed from Acton, Thank you sooo much :)

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Keith Paterson
3/28/2014 03:49:23 am

Amazing work Jatinder! Maybe you should consider singing and becoming famous, as well as A-Level History!

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REUBEN FLEARY
3/28/2014 04:02:03 am

Yeah bruvv!! Maybe we can eat some chicken after school down king street lad.

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Chilli Mirch Lund Kebab Samosa
3/28/2014 04:09:55 am

Oii Hoiiiiiiiii Chuck de phattteeeeee! ;)

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Chixi willaaaaaay bruaaaaah
3/28/2014 04:11:58 am

WOOOOO BRUAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YOU LOT SHOULD SING ON MANJ LAKHANPAULALALLAALLALA SISTER WEDDING

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Lisa Ann
6/9/2016 12:03:39 am

This makes me so hot babes xo remember that time you showed me your musical prowess on that webcam session.. ;) xxx

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Siobhan
6/9/2016 12:11:34 am

Awwww.i remember sitting on Jatinders lap in history, his big dhol stick was playing on my dhol hardcore :P

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Baba Ramdev
6/9/2016 12:13:59 am

Oi hoi bruahhhhhhh woalalalalala

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Mr.T Ram
6/9/2016 12:16:16 am

Haha you friends have great humours very funny comments son.

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Mrs Ram
6/9/2016 12:20:09 am

OI HANDS OF LISA THIS HUNK IS MINE BABE

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Mr.T Ram
6/9/2016 12:29:42 am

Thank you darling i love so much xxx here is song dedicated for you just only:

Kyunki tum hi ho
Ab tum hi ho
Zindagi ab tum hi ho
Chain bhi, mera dard bhi
Meri aashiqui ab tum hi ho

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Kushal Khosa
6/9/2016 12:33:25 am

AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAAHAHAAHAHAH I SUCK FAT COCK OH MY GOD AHAHAHHAHAAHH

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Sumeet Choat
6/9/2016 12:34:04 am

Va shabash I think you should have an extra kebab to go with that song mr ram x

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Mustafa Jameel
6/9/2016 12:35:13 am

Voting leave in the referendum madam? i mean sir?

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Mustafa Jameel
6/9/2016 12:36:45 am

I want ettas pussi to massage my penis

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Tarik Embaye
6/9/2016 12:38:04 am

VAH VAH SABASHHHH Ram saab i remember you play dhol at my wedding that was hardeep penji's thayas also x

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Jaswant Virk
6/9/2016 12:39:26 am

Yeah ey tarik Bruv I've been waiting 5 years and they still haven't picked me up for the wedding

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Amritpal Aujla
6/9/2016 12:41:57 am

part 1 me cuzzie and mr aujilaaa.... mr aujilaa is likee "eyy i will gakwa mawasha geri you" me: "do u want me to take my belt off ;)" woozzzzzahhhhhhhhh ehsaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Ram Fiance
6/9/2016 12:45:15 am

HAHAH I LOVE THIS FAMILY I AM GETTING MARRIED INTO IT IS SO FUNNY I CAN BE A LUND WITH JATINDER WHEN HES MY NEW BRO

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Evalion
6/9/2016 12:54:14 am

Ew.

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Sai Baba
6/9/2016 12:57:17 am

Jee tera putho

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Turtle
6/9/2016 01:03:38 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX1QgD-Jy18

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Alex McGhee
6/9/2016 01:14:13 am

Shame on you people. Your disgusting comments have ruined an otherwise very inspirational and educational article. I will ask for Mr. Ram's article to be archived immediately and this page to be deleted ASAP. Just a warning that such comments will be treated seriously and not as a joke therefore the commenters will be tracked down and punished. The nature of these comments are unacceptable for the reputation of our school. I apologise Mr. Ram but we will be taking this down soon and we at FHS are sorry if your reputation has in someway been tarnished.

Alex McGhee.

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Baltinder Jam
6/9/2016 01:18:11 am

K.

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Mohammed Akhtar
6/9/2016 01:19:32 am

Willies willies willies

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Loretta
6/9/2016 01:20:51 am

YES YES BIG UP THE CARIBBEANS BIG MASSIVE WATERMELONNS WOOOOOO BIG AND JUICY JUICY SHE LIKE THE MANGO

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Suryank Singh
6/9/2016 01:23:07 am

GoooooD Mooorniiinig my beautiful princess xoxoxo

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Pooja Dehar
6/9/2016 01:23:25 am

morning.

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Gurbir Bassi
6/9/2016 01:25:41 am

Ey mr McGhee babes I hear you're good in bed . Can you come over to help me with history degree and we can do the willy nilly because we are both strong men who like it rough in our hairy asses

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Rocky Bal
6/9/2016 07:34:59 pm

Bruuahhhhhhhhhhhhh punjabi chak de dholia BRUAHHHH
you lot should come Los Angeles with me and we can sing punjabi songs all night and then get pissed out of the brick until 8am in the morning.

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Jaspal Brar
1/6/2017 01:44:37 am

I just happened to come across this site and also attended the same school. I have been trying for a long time to contact Avtar Bilkhu, would you be able to connect me with him please.

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Jaspal Brar
1/6/2017 03:02:06 am

Sorry but I would also like to be in touch with Tilak Ram, .

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