Uday Ram Joshi ( -1911)

Uday Ram Joshi was a Hindu Brahman from the village of Rai Kot, Ludhiana district, Punjab. His uncle was Dr. K. Davichand and his younger brother was Nabhi Ram. He came to Canada in 1905 to study but went to work instead as an interpreter-contractor. He spoke fluent English. In February 1910, he managed to bring his wife to Canada, an exceptional achievement in view of the immigration barrier. Unfortunately, he became ill and died in New Westminster hospital in 1911. He wife returned to India but their infant son died during the passage to Hong Kong.

Sources: Library and Archives Canada, Governor General’s Files, RG 7 G21, vol.703, Memorandum from Mackenzie King to Rudolphe Lemieux, July, 1908; vol. 200, file 332, E.J.E. Swayne, Confidential Memorandum on Matters Affecting the East Indian Community in Vancouver; Vancouver Daily Province, 9 and 22 March, 1910.