Pagany, Founder and President of Travel
King grew up in a large Christian family
in Punjab, India. After completing his
education and training in the travel
industry, Bob worked for a large travel
agency for two years before starting
his own agency in India. Bob and his
wife Bobbie then moved to America and
started Travel King, Inc. in 1980.
Bob has always had a listening ear to
people’s travel requirements,
and responds with honest determination
to obtain the safest and most economical
travel arrangements possible. His alert,
but calm nature makes working with clients
and other travel workers a pleasure.
You can trust Bob Pagany for all your
Pagany, Vice President of Travel King
has teamed with her husband to provide
depth and a special sensitivity for
those traveling abroad. Bobbie has been
a registered nurse for veterans with
spinal cord injuries for 20 years. Bobbie’s
involvement with the Travel King, Inc.
will be a great help to her husband
and bring a caring, cooperative and
hardworking attitude to the entire team.
story of Travel King’s beginnings originates
in the Punjab of India where Bob Pagany was
born to Christian parents in a small village
in Punjab, where a majority of people follow
the Sikh religion.
India is a country where less than 3% of the
eight million people call themselves Christian,
and much fewer truly believe in Jesus as Savior
For many of us who appreciate religious freedom
and the opportunity to seek a personal relationship
with God through Jesus Christ, this story
will be inspirational.
Iqbal “Bob” Pagany grew up in
a large family of nine children, where his
parents were firm in their Christian faith
and insisted in regular attendance at the
United Church of North India.
But, it was while Bob attended the Christian
High School at Suranassi, Punjab that his
personal faith grew stronger and he determined
to serve the Lord, Jesus Christ with his life
Though they had gone to the same school, Bob
Pagany met his wife Bobbie Kaur at their church
and they were married in 1968.
After completing his college education and
training in the travel industry, Bob was employed
at a large travel agency where he gained valuable
experience in the travel business. After two
years, he stepped out in faith and opened
his own agency in India named Foreign Travel
Service. His business flourished for eight
years, and Bob soon had the opportunity to
immigrate to America with his wife, Bobbie.
For Bobbie Pagany, the road to Christianity
was tragic, but resulted in her receiving
Christ as Savior. Born in a non-Christian
home in what is now Pakistan, Bobbie was forced
to migrate with her family to India during
the disastrous Partition in 1947. During the
process of separating India at large into
two separate countries, Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims
and Christians were displaced from their homes
and forced to move to segregated areas.
During the migration, there was much rioting,
and Bobbie’s father was killed. Miraculously
Bobbie and her mother, Sham Kaur escaped with
their lives, though both were wounded.
Bobbie and her mother were helped to survive
in the Punjab of India by two Christian families,
who demonstrated the love of Jesus. Bobbie
soon began to believe in the power and love
of Jesus Christ and not too long thereafter
Bobbie’s mother also accepted the Lord.
Sham Kaur’s devotion to Christianity
deepened, and she would wake up every morning
at 4:00a a.m. to pray to the living God for
her family. Sham Kaur passed away in 1983,
but left behind a daughter that cherishes
the love of Jesus Christ and the blessings
that Her Savior brings to our lives.
In America, the Paganys turned to the travel
business, and in 1980 started their own agency
in Chicago and named it Travel King, Inc.
Throughout the 30 years of Travel King, the
Paganys have helped send a multitude of individuals,
families, church workers and mission groups
to various countries throughout the world.
It is the goal of Bob and Bobbie Pagany at
Travel King to help those with their travel
needs who are reaching out with the Gospel
to many foreign lands. They want to provide
quality travel service at the lowest possible
cost so that more can go forth with the Great
Commission of Jesus Christ.
As Christians, we at Travel King earnestly
desire to be a part of the important mission
which your church or organization has been
called to render. We recognize that those
who travel overseas to share the Gospel of
Jesus Christ will often be facing spiritual
battles and in need of much prayer.
The Bible says “The prayer of a righteous
man is powerful and effective” (James
5:16 NIV). We at Travel King pledge to cover
you and the members of your group with powerful
and we pray effective prayer.
us at TRAVEL KING
630 622-0220 or 866 773-8355
Pledge to You: “Together, our Travel
King Team vows to work hard to provide the best
prices and services to all individuals and groups
with whom we will be working with their future travel”.