Sikh Man Meets His Muslim Sisters For the First Time Since 1947
A family unites for the first time since the 1947 Partition.
Recently, the Gurdwara Janam Asthan in Nankana Sahib-near Lahore- witnessed quite an emotional reunion!
Two Muslim sisters – Ulfat Bibi and Mairaj Bibi – hugged and greeted their Sikh brother Sardar Bayanth Singh the minute they saw each other, according to Express Tribune. Before the Partition tore them apart, the family resided in Paracha village near Dera Baba Nanak, Gurdaspur.
The family migrated to Pakistan, leaving Singh behind in Partitioned India. Allah Rakhhi, the mother, later contacted one of her former neighbours and learnt about the whereabouts of her son Bayanth.
Since then, Bayanth has been in touch with his sisters over letters and phone calls. This year, Bayanth got the opportunity to travel all the way to Pakistan to meet them!
The reunion was witnessed on the heels of the Kartarpur corridor inauguration. The corridor hopes to pave the way (literally!) for Indian pilgrims who wish to visit the Darbar Sahib Kartarpur Gurudwara in Pakistan. The gurudwara holds a lot of significance for Sikh devotees because it marks the final resting place of Guru Nanak.
It is located just 3 kilometres from the Indo-Pak border in Pakistan’s Punjab. On the Indian side, it’s just 4 kilometres away from the Dera Nawab Sahib Railway Station in Gurdaspur.
Also, devotees can see the gurdwara from the Indian side of the border.
Here’s hoping that the corridor unites many more families in the future!
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