Profession: Telecommunication Engineer
Death Date: 19/03/1990
Wife: Vijay Gunjoo
|Full name||Bal Krishna Ganjoo News 18|
|Known for||Being one of the victims of the mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990 who was brutally shot in a barrel of rice: this became the subject of Vivek Agnihotri's critically acclaimed film The Kashmir Files.|
|Date of Death||19 March 1990|
|Place of Death||His house in Chota Bazar, Kanikadal, Srinagar|
|Age (at the time of death)||According to a media report, he was in his 30s at the time of his death.|
|Death Cause||He was killed by Mohd. Salim Zargar and a few other members of JKLF by 6 gunshots.|
|College/University||Regional Engineering College, Srinagar (now National Institute of Technology, Srinagar)|
|Educational Qualification||He held an engineering degree in telecommunication.|
|Caste/Ethnicity||Kashmiri Pandit Dainik Jagran|
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status (at the time of death)||Married|
|Children||Son- Not known
|Parents||Father- Dina Nath Ganjoo
Mother- Name Not known
Sister- Not known
Some Lesser Known Facts About B. K. Ganjoo
- B. K. Ganjoo was an Indian telecommunication engineer, who was one of the Kashmiri pandits who died during the mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990.
- He was a resident of Chota Bazar, Kanikadal, Srinagar, and he was employed at the P&T department in Kashmir.
- At the time of social and political unrest in Kashmir in 1990, he was one of the prime suspects in the eyes of the revolters, who was believed to be the mole of the Indian government.
- On the evening of 19 March 1990, some militants followed Ganjoo when he was on his way home. Upon entering the house, his wife hid him in a barrel of rice kept in their attic. The militants entered the house intending to kill Ganjoo, but they left after they could not find him. However, one of Ganjoo’s neighbors snitched to militants that Ganjoo was hiding in a rice barrel. The militants went back into his house and shot him dead with 6 bullets.
- According to a legend, Ganjoo’s wife was then forcefully fed the blood-soaked rice which was under her husband’s corpse. Jagran Josh A media report says that while leaving the house, the militants said,
Let the rice soak in your blood and let your children eat it. Ah, what a tasty meal would it be.”
- Some media houses report that Ganjoo’s wife asked the militants of her husband to kill her too, but they spared her to mourn her husband’s demise.
- However, the incidents succeeding the killing of B. K. Ganjoo were rubbished by a media house as it claimed that after listening to the gunshots fired at Gunjoo, his wife slumped down to the floor, and the militants left their house without paying attention to the grief-stricken and tormented woman. News9
- Post her husband’s death in Kashmir, Vijay Ganjoo relocated to Delhi, where she was offered a job in her husband’s department by the government.
- In memory of B. K. Ganjoo, Bal Krishna Ganjoo Memorial Park was built in Central Delhi.