A Sikh man who belongs to Jalandhar named Amarjit Singh whose happiness has no boundaries when he met his Muslim sister who belongs from Pakistan at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur. It has been 75 years since he separated from his family at the time of partition.
Mr. Amrit Singh left India along with his sister while his parents who were Muslim migrated to Pakistan at the time of partition. Everyone seems teary. Wheelchair-bound Amrit Singh seemed emotional while he met his sister whose name is Kulsoom Akhtar at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur in Punjab province of Pakistan on Wednesday.
How did Mr. Singh arrive in Pakistan?
Amarjit Singh arrived in Pakistan through the Attari-Wagah border. This type of arrival requires a visa. So, Mr Singh used his visa to meet his sister. Ms Kulsoom Akhtar is 65 years old and was unable to control her emotion when she met her brother.
Both Amarjit Singh and Kulsoom hugged each other after seeing each other for so long. Kulsoom has travelled from her hometown in Faisalabad. She brought her son and her other family member to meet her brother. The name of her son is Shahzad Ahmed.
According to Kulsoom, her parents migrated to Pakistan from a suburb in Jalandhar in 1947, leaving her brother and sister.
About Ms. Kulsoom:
Ms. Kulsoom said that she was born in Pakistan. She used to head that her brother was lost as well as she heard about her sister from her mother. According to her, her mother used to cry whenever she talked about her brother and sister. Her mother missed her children very much. It was unexpected for her to see her lost brother. She did not even expect that she would ever see her brother Mr. Singh after these long years. A few years ago, a close friend of their father Sardar Dara Singh came to Pakistan from India and met Kulsoom.
The mother of Kulsoom and Amarjit Singh used to tell their father about her son and the daughter she left behind in India. She told him the village name where they used to live and the location of their house. After that, Sundar Dara Singh visited her house in Padawan village. He informed her that her son Amarjit is alive but her daughter is not.
Amarjit Singh was adopted by a Sikh family in 1947. After getting the information about her brother, Kulsoom connected with him on WhatsApp. Later they both decided to meet as they did not see each other for so long. Though Ms. Kulsoom has severe back pain, she mustered the courage to travel to Kartarpur just to see her lost brother Amarjit Singh.
What did Amarjit Singh say?
Amarjit met her sister after 75 years. When learned that his actual parents were in Pakistan and they were Muslims. It was a piece of shocking news to him. However, he made himself realize that there are a lot of people who got separated from their families. He is not only the one who is separated from his family. He used to wish to meet his sister and his real parents. He was very happy to know that his family is alive. He had three brothers but unfortunately, one brother of Amarjit Singh died whose name is Germany. According to Amarjit Singh, He will come to stay in Pakistan to spend time with his family. As per his statement, he desires to take his family to India. His siblings brought gifts for each other.
What did Shahzad Ahmad say when he learnt about this matter?
Shahzad Ahmad who is the son of Kulsoom told that he used to hear about his uncle from his grandmother as well as from his mother. According to Shahzad, all of the siblings were very young at the time of the partition. He further said that he understood that since his uncle was brought up by a Sikh family and he had no problem with this matter. He was very happy because after75 years his mother found his brother. The express Tribute of Pakistan quoted him as saying.
This is not the first time that Kartarpur Corridor has reunited a family. In May, a woman born in a Sikh family was adopted by a Muslim couple. She was also raised by that Muslim couple. She met her brothers from India at Kartarpur.