Indian Sikh brother reunites with Pakistani Muslim sister 75 years after Partition

Indian Sikh brother reunites with Pakistani Muslim sister 75 years after Partition

75 years after he was separated from his family during Partition, a Jalandhar-based Sikh brother met his Muslim sister for the first time ever at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib.

75 years after he was separated from his family during the 1947 Partition of India, a Jalandhar-based Sikh brother met his Muslim sister from Faisalabad for the first time ever at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, also known as Kartarpur Sahib, in Pakistan.

It was the second time the Kartarpur Corridor in Punjab province witnessed a cross-border reunion of families since May.

Amarjit Singh was left behind in India with a sister when his Muslim parents emigrated to Pakistan at the time of Partition. The now-Sikh brother met Kulsoom Akhtar, his sister born in Pakistan, and the pair immediately held one another in a loving embrace while in tears.

Akhar, 65, told The Express Tribune that she grew up hearing stories about her siblings on the other side of the border from her mother but didn’t believe she’d ever be able to find the long-lost family members.

However, when her Indian friend Sardar Dara Singh visited her, she asked him to locate the brother and sister in Padawan village, according to PTI.

The pal informed that her brother was adopted by a Sikh family in 1947 and was named Amarjit Singh while her sister had passed.

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Amarjit and Kulsoom connected on WhatsApp and decided to meet up at the Kartarpur Corridor, where the brother reportedly arrived via Attari-Wagah border.

The Indian national said he was shocked when he first learned about his real parents.

Three of the siblings’ brothers are still alive while another, who lived in Germany, died.

Kulsoom battled back pain to meet her brother, who uses a wheelchair but it didn’t matter to either of them.

Earlier, a Sikh woman who was adopted and raised by a Muslim couple met her brothers from India in Kartarpur.

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