Safia Kheri was born in 1932 in Lucknow, where her father served in the provincial government. She had emigrated to Pakistan with her family after the division in 1947. Your migration experience was shared some time ago in the partition archives, which says:
“Safia Khairi and her family spent some time in the refugee camp at Palam Airport in Delhi. In early September, they finally traveled to Delhi airport to catch their flight. On the way, she remembers how they felt bad when she saw all the burned cars and slaughtered corpses scattered all over the place.
When they finally boarded the plane, for most of them it was the first flight experience, including the kids. Safia describes a funny incident in which her older brother was involved, remembering that her brother felt too hot in the plane and just opened the airplane window when he took off, so the pilot had to stop and bring the plane back. Then they boarded another flight and ended up in Karachi. “