Partition stories have deep emotional significance. During the India-Pakistan partition of 1947, numerous families experienced separation as some members immigrated to different countries.
Although many years have passed, only a few people living in India and Pakistan have had a chance to meet.
Last year, a touching reunion of two brothers, separated for more than seven decades, finally meeting again in Kartarpur Corridor had the internet abuzz.
The four kilometer long corridor provides visa-free access for Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit the Darbar Sahib. Witnessing their reunion after all those years was truly a moving scene.
Thanks to social media, two long-lost brothers have finally been reunited after an incredible 75 years since the 1947 India-Pakistan partition.
Mahendra Kaur, an 81-year-old woman residing in India, recently visited Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, accompanied by her family, through the Kartarpur corridor.
According to a Dawn report, her 78-year-old younger brother, Sheikh Abdul Aziz, traveled from POK (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) to Kartarpur.
He married young but always longed to be reunited with his parents and other family members.
The two families found out that Mahendra and Aziz were estranged siblings after connecting over a social media post detailing the separation of a man and his sister during the Partition.
Overwhelmed with emotions, the brothers shared a heartfelt hug at their reunion.
Both families exchanged garlands and sweets to mark the happy occasion.
Together, they entered Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, shared a meal and exchanged gifts. The extraordinary reunion came to fruition after family members stumbled across a social media post detailing their separation during the partition.
The video of the reunion is going viral on social media.
Another gathering of separated families in Kartarpur Corridor (a Peace Corridor). Sheikh Abdul Aziz and his sister Mohinder Kaur, who separated at the time of partition in 1947, met at Gurdwara Sri Darbar Sahib kartarpur. Both families were very happy and praised the government. pic.twitter.com/TACb7O7SjH
— PMU Kartarpur Official (@PmuKartarpur) May 20, 2023
Sardar Bhajan Singh’s family, from Indian Punjab, was tragically torn apart and Aziz moved to POK while his sister and other family members remained in India.
Aziz recounted his arduous search for his family for years before this long-awaited reunion.
The power of social media to reconnect long lost brothers after 75 years apart during the India-Pakistan partition is truly remarkable. Mahendra Kaur and Sheikh Abdul Aziz’s emotional reunion at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur shows the family’s enduring ties and the profound impact of their reunion.
As families exchanged garlands, shared meals and celebrated their new union, the meaning of their story resonated deeply.
The gathering serves as a poignant reminder of the lasting effects of historical events and the resilience of the human spirit in seeking connection and healing.
Through their incredible journey, Mahendra and Sheikh Abdul have become a symbol of hope and inspiration, reminding us of the power of love and the importance of preserving our shared history.
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