The first of January is a very special day for the residents of Jhandapur. This is the day that they come out in large numbers, in a festive spirit, to remember and celebrate the legacy of Safdar Hashmi, the actor-playwright who was killed as a result of an attack on Jana Natya Manch on 1 January 1989. Also killed in that attack was Ram Bahadur, a Nepali migrant worker, who worked in a factory near-by.